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11-10-2003, 04:49 PM
What does a "segment" comprise of in vBuild?

That's my question. My install, when run thru vBuild, consists of 28 segments in the final .vcu.

I'm curious what a segment comprises of, as my install only consists of 11 components comprising of 40-something filegroups.

11-11-2003, 01:58 AM
There is no relation between the composition of your media and the number of segments reported - the number of segments is determined only by package size.

The segments reported during the "Merge and Package" stage of package creation are arbitrary chunks of the final package being compressed. It is just a method we use to report progress of that stage with the same mechanism we use for update calculation stages. The bigger the package you are creating, the more segments you will have. Package size is affected by several factors such as the size of your original media, how different it is from the previous version, whether it's an Online or an Offline package, and the number of previous versions supported by the package.