Hi, I'm recording user selection/deselection of various components, installdir etc in an ini file with the iniFileSet action. This is written to an ini file in user's home directory to provide a one-stop location for all user selections in all our applications.

    <setInstallerVariable name="ini_file" value="${user_home_directory}/InstallBuilderInstall.ini"/>

I see that when I uninstall product the corresponding entries are not being deleted from the .ini file. Is there a setting to have these entries removed on uninstall. I realize I could setup individual ini files within each product and remove them upon uninstall, but I'd like to keep a single ini for all prodcuts.

Thanks, Reddy

asked 08 Apr '13, 15:51

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Unfortunately InstallBuilder does not provide action to remove values from an INI file. However, you can set the unused values to empty strings.

For example (please note addition of persist="1" to keep the variable value for uninstaller:

<postInstallationActionList> <setInstallerVariable name="ini_file" value="${user_home_directory}/InstallBuilderInstall.ini" persist="1" /> <iniFileSet> <file>${ini_file}</file> <key>installdir</key> <section>${product_fullname}-settings</section> <value>${installdir}</value> </iniFileSet> </postInstallationActionList> <postUninstallationActionList> <iniFileSet> <file>${ini_file}</file> <key>installdir</key> <section>${product_fullname}-settings</section> <value></value> </iniFileSet> </postUninstallationActionList>


answered 09 Apr '13, 06:59

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