On Linux I named my uninstaller as "uninstall-myapp-12.0sp2-b263", the dat file ended up with name "uninstall-myapp-12.dat". This may be intentional, but should be that way. I would see the name like this "uninstall-myapp-12.0sp2-b263.dat".

On Windows the name is correct as "uninstall-myapp-12.0sp2-b263.dat".

asked 31 Aug '12, 19:33

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The name of the uninstaller .dat file is created by taking uninstaller's name, removing last extension and adding .dat. Usually this would be:

For uninstall.run, the remove last extension step results in uninstall; after adding .dat, the name is uninstall.dat.

In your case, uninstall-myapp-12.0sp2-b263 is translated to uninstall-myapp-12 and then uninstall-myapp-12.dat after the .dat addition. Adding .run extension should resolve the issue - for example calling the uninstaller uninstall-myapp-12.0sp2-b263.run.


answered 04 Sep '12, 02:30

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