Looking for some advice on the packaging of WinZip 9.



A guy did a Snapshot of it on my job but it's a bit messy, has two objects, doens't uninstall correctly etc etc.



Anyway, what would you guys suggest for packaging this app? Do it with a command line perhaps? An MSI?


The package will be distributed to XP machines in a Netware environment.

Thanks in advance.
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There shouldn't be any problem with packaging of Winzip 9.0. The application only installs to Program Files\WinZip and the registry entries are easily identifiable.

Do ensure the file associations are also included as well if they are required.
Answered 11/30/2004 by: oofemioo
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Would you do it as an object containing a command line or as an MSI?


If I do command line I cannot verify the application??
Answered 11/30/2004 by: Blue_Demon
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I packaged it as an MSI through a Setup Capture in Wise Package Studio. I don't recall any funky gotchas, it was rather straightforward. I'm not quite sure how to help.

What are you using for the Setup Capture?
Answered 12/01/2004 by: VikingLoki
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I'll give that a go and see how it goes.


I've got a copy of Wise 5.5 so should be able to get it to work.



How did you get on packaging the dos component?
Answered 12/01/2004 by: Blue_Demon
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We are on XP and don't use the DOS component. I tried it in 95 compatibility mode and it didn't work FYI.
Answered 12/02/2004 by: VikingLoki
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Old thread, sorry for bumping it!



Anyway, got this package out a long time ago, now have a request for Winzip 9 SR1.

I believe the latest Winzip 9 CD installs this, but my company won't shell out the 30 dollars for it[8|]



So I may have to package it as an update.



Anyone done this previously?
Answered 07/25/2005 by: Blue_Demon
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hi,
You can use Install shield for preparing msi file of winzip.exe.
Use snap shot capturing method. Add some swithes for silent isntallation if required.
Answered 07/26/2005 by: sanket
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I'll just repackage it from scratch, run the Winzip 9 install.exe, then run the SR1 install.exe on top of it and take a snapshot of that.


Hopefully that'll work alright!



Thanks.
Answered 07/26/2005 by: Blue_Demon
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