> -----Original Message----- > From: Justin Clift [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: 27 January 2003 11:51 > To: Dave Page > Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers Mailing List; PostgreSQL Cygwin Mailing List > Subject: Re: [CYGWIN] Have a PG 7.3.1 Windows (cygwin) easy > installer... now what to do with it? > > > Dave Page wrote: > <snip> > >>No real stress there, as I'm really sure the pgAdmin team and > >>yourself > >>will be able to give pointers on how to make that work properly. :) > > > > Step 1 is use an MSI compliant setup package. > > Ok, do you have any recommendations? Using M$ Visual > <anything> isn't > an option, but am willing to look at alternatives.
I don't know of any freebies, other than the Microsoft Installer SDK which is a pain to use. I use Wise for Windows Installer for the ODBC driver, Installshield also does MSI format though. > Am curious as to whether packaging solutions other than MSI use merge > modules. Any idea? MSI is the underlying technology built into Windows and the packaging format, rather than the packaging software itself. They are pushing it's use because it allows centralised control of installations independently of the author of the tools (among other things). In other words, even if Fred Blogss (sorry Fred) writes a bad installer that will cause DLL hell, the installer service should sort out the mess. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/set up/about_windows_installer.asp Regards, Dave. ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 3: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly