Here is the picture. The previous version of the application is installed using another installer where there is no uninstaller inside the application content. The new installer needs to delete the previous application before installing the new version. Delete the "MyProgram.app" entirely before starting the new installation?

asked 30 Apr '13, 17:01

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Codename K
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The <deleteFile> action can be used to delete an entire directory recursively. If the directory is under new installation directory, you can just delete it in <readyToInstallActionList> - for example:

<readyToInstallActionList> <deleteFile> <path>${installdir}/MyProgram.app</path> <ruleList> <fileExists> <path>${installdir}/MyProgram.app</path> </fileExists> </ruleList> </deleteFile> </readyToInstallActionList>


answered 01 May '13, 04:52

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Thanks. However, this does not work on the app files. Works perfectly on other extensions. Is this due to any security restrictions? If so how to go through that?

(01 May '13, 08:30) Codename K

There is not any restriction. Is installir the right path for the previous installation? Have you tried to run the test it using the debugger? http://installbuilder.bitrock.com/docs/installbuilder-userguide.html#_debugger

(01 May '13, 10:56) kaysa ♦♦

Thanks for your information.

(03 May '13, 06:04) Codename K
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