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NewsArchive
04-29-1997, 12:00 AM
Hello,

In my installation i'm using Express to update older Versions of a programm
which
we developed. The deal is that some files get changed from the User and do
have an newer date. But these files need to replaced also. Is there a way
to force Express to overwrite newer files.

THANKS for any help in advance!

--
Andreas Lutz /\*
BST Informatik GmbH / \/\
ST. Gallen, Switzerland / / \

NewsArchive
04-29-1997, 12:00 AM
Hi,

Express includes version control for all files.

Express will check for an existing version of each file copied to this
directory. If the file contains version information, it will replace an
existing file only if the file you have included with your installation has
a later version number.

If the file on the target system has the same or later version number as
the file included with your setup, the file will not be updated, regardless
of the dates on the files. If no version information is present, the
update will be based on the date, only replacing files if those you include
with your setup have a later date than the files already present. Of
course, it will copy the file normally if there is no existing file of the
same name.

This only applies to Express Professional versions 1.1 and later with
SETUP.INS dated after 10/1/96. Previous versions only used this version
checking for files in <WINSYSDIR>. All other files were updated based
solely on the dates.

Express 2.0 provides more flexibility regarding this issue, get an
evaluation copy from our website at http://www.installshield.com. This
information is available on our Express Knowledge base on the website for
future reference.

Ayman
InstallShield Corp.

A. Lutz <101364.2757@compuserve.com> wrote in article
<01bc546e$e2814670$11d9afce@alu-nt40>...
> Hello,
>
> In my installation i'm using Express to update older Versions of a
programm
> which
> we developed. The deal is that some files get changed from the User and
do
> have an newer date. But these files need to replaced also. Is there a way
> to force Express to overwrite newer files.
>
> THANKS for any help in advance!
>
> --
> Andreas Lutz /\*
> BST Informatik GmbH / \/\
> ST. Gallen, Switzerland / / \
>
>

NewsArchive
04-29-1997, 12:00 AM
Hi,

I have to correct myself, Express 2.0 in not available for evaluation yet
form the website.

Ayman
InstallShield Corp.

InstallShield Corp. <afattah@serve.installshield.com> wrote in article
<01bc54b4$1cdca540$52c7c5d0@AymanFattah.installshield.com>...
> Hi,
>
> Express includes version control for all files.
>
> Express will check for an existing version of each file copied to this
> directory. If the file contains version information, it will replace an
> existing file only if the file you have included with your installation
has
> a later version number.
>
> If the file on the target system has the same or later version number as
> the file included with your setup, the file will not be updated,
regardless
> of the dates on the files. If no version information is present, the
> update will be based on the date, only replacing files if those you
include
> with your setup have a later date than the files already present. Of
> course, it will copy the file normally if there is no existing file of
the
> same name.
>
> This only applies to Express Professional versions 1.1 and later with
> SETUP.INS dated after 10/1/96. Previous versions only used this version
> checking for files in <WINSYSDIR>. All other files were updated based
> solely on the dates.
>
> Express 2.0 provides more flexibility regarding this issue, get an
> evaluation copy from our website at http://www.installshield.com. This
> information is available on our Express Knowledge base on the website for
> future reference.
>
> Ayman
> InstallShield Corp.
>
> A. Lutz <101364.2757@compuserve.com> wrote in article
> <01bc546e$e2814670$11d9afce@alu-nt40>...
> > Hello,
> >
> > In my installation i'm using Express to update older Versions of a
> programm
> > which
> > we developed. The deal is that some files get changed from the User and
> do
> > have an newer date. But these files need to replaced also. Is there a
way
> > to force Express to overwrite newer files.
> >
> > THANKS for any help in advance!
> >
> > --
> > Andreas Lutz /\*
> > BST Informatik GmbH / \/\
> > ST. Gallen, Switzerland / / \
> >
> >
>