Dear all,

Is it possibile to unpack the an installer executable package, without running the installation actions?

So in other words just to unpack the installer content ?

Thanks, Paolo

asked 15 Jul '13, 11:57

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I'd wish for such a feature as well, but I haven't found an officially supported one yet. So we need to implement our own solutions, it seems.

Mine is to add a folder parameter that is checked during runtime, so when calling the installer with that parameter on the command-line, instead of running the installation process, the installer extracts the payload (using a lot of <unpackDirectory> and <unpackFile> actions) and quits.

Unfortunately, there's also no way to easily iterate through all components, which could help with the extraction process.


answered 16 Jul '13, 03:40

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Dirk Stegemann
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edited 16 Jul '13, 03:44

Hi, I'm in the same situation as our users want to bypass these and put the extraction into their build scripts so that they can automate. I tried using unzip and other methods but it is not working. Is there a way to bypass all these option, so, that user can easily extract the contents from the installer?

is this issue resolved. as this being reported almost 4 years back..

Any suggestions would be of great help.

Thanks and Regards, Paddy


answered 17 Apr, 19:43

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Unfortunately it's not possible to do this. Using <unpackDirectory> is the workaround most used by other users.


answered 18 Apr, 03:40

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Thanks a lot for the suggestion. Yes, this workaround is working.


answered 21 Apr, 18:00

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