RE: SETUP, ALREADY INSTALLED SOFTWARE, AND DUMB STANDARD INSTALLPROCEDURES
From: Ken Murphy
To: Boudewijn Lutgerink
setup, already installed software, and dumb standard installprocedures
RE: setup, already installed software, and dumb standard installprocedures
Visual FoxPro 9
Distribution and InstallShield
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 3:20:11 PM
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> I currently finished an app and shipped it. Using installshield for that.
> I ran the install on my test PC first, only to find out that there were several flaws that needed correction.
> The SW was installed anyway.
> After the correction were made I tried an install once again.
> The setup procedure then started bugging me with the remark that an older version of that software was installed on that machine already (as if I did not know that!) and that i had to uninstall that first.
> This leaves me with 2 questions.
> Is there a way to find out myself (either trough API use or otherwise) whether or not older software was installed already and how can I automagically uninstall that BEFORE installing the new software.
> This leaves untouched that the install software should actualy perform this task itself, be it after asking some questions maybe...
> Boudewijn Lutge®ink
> If it ain't a Border Collie it's just a dog...
I believe that you need to purchase the next level of InstallShield in order to get the software update feature. (I know, PITA bigtime!) Another option might be to give Inno a try.
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