What r the different types of source that we will get other than exe and msi?

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1. Legacy Setup (From vendor or In house developed application)

2. Vendor MSI

    * Direct Vendor MSI

    * MSI Wrappr - Executable that launches one/more MSI 

3. Loose Files (It can be Files, Folders, Shortcuts, Registries etc.. alone or combinations)

Answered 07/08/2012 by: jagadeish
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  • For some application, you will get PATCH (.msp) along with vendor MSI
  • Thanks and what I have to do if i get msi and msp
  • If you get msi and msp, then you need to do admin install of msi and then apply msp on that admin install. Now, you can deliver the resultant msi + loose files/folders (with patch applied).
  • What is meant by loose files?
  • Mostly it will be in-house developed applications where files and registries are provided by the development teams and you have to create a installer to keep those files in proper location..


    Sometime you will get 'Shortcut Only', 'Registries Only', 'Files Only' packages also..
  • Yes, I understand but I'm asking this by referring
    If you get msi and msp, then you need to do admin install of msi and then apply msp on that admin install. Now, you can deliver the resultant msi + loose files/folders (with patch applied).


    In that if the source is msi and msp what is the output?
  • Yes.. Patched MSI+Created MST+Extracted Files/Folders+CAB files (If you add any file to the created MST)
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Apart from MSI and exe you can get zipped files, loose files with instructions where to place them and if you have to register any files.

 

Answered 07/08/2012 by: piyushnasa
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If you are a repackager you may most of the time would get legacy setups or vendor MSI`s to repackage. Apart from these you may also get loose files and folders to be packaged into an MSI or Setup EXE.

Answered 07/08/2012 by: akki
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