View Full Version : File integrity lost during an install?

05-23-2003, 11:52 AM
I'm sure not many people have run across this issue, but my installation installs two files, (1) the data file and (2) the signature file for it.

For whatever reason, after IS installs my files the signature file is no longer able to validate the data file - basically if any bit in the data file (or the signature file, for that matter) changes then it will not validate.

One workaround has been writing a custom bean to create the signature file after the data file is installed.

Would another option be installing the files as external resources?


05-30-2003, 09:29 AM
I'ts possible that MultiPlatform could be detecting the file as ascii, and then converting the file. Try setting the "File type" on the files bean (when adding your files) to "binary". By doing this, MultiPlatform will not attempt to convert the file. You might also zip the files, and then extract them at runtime.

Note: You would probably see the same behavior if you were to use external resources.