Hi, i want to integrate a "Repair-Installation" into the installer.
But in the documentation I only found installationstype normal and upgrade..
Is it "easy" possible?
Is it advisable to integrade a normal installation and upgrade in one xml-project?
asked 07 Aug '12, 08:23
InstallBuilder does not offer a dedicated repair mode. Depending on what actions you define, running the installer (in normal installation mode) again should be enough - it will copy all of the missing files and the post-installation actions will be run, which should restore things such as file associtations or other settings.
Whether installer will overwrite all files or just the files that are missing depends on
This functionality is described in more details in Selecting the files to upgrade section of AutoUpdate chapter of InstallBuilder user guide.
As for keeping normal and upgrade projects in single XML project - it is possible, however, it may be easier to keep smaller projects for updates and bigger projects for entire installations.
It is documented in Adding components from external files section of documentation.
answered 07 Aug '12, 10:01