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07-27-1996, 12:00 AM
I have had absolutely no luck getting installshield to install
new alias's with my application. All that happens is I lose
all alias that I previously had installed.
The Install is only fuctional after you manually add the alias
that IS was supposed to.

Also, what is the best procedure for backing up my original
configuration in the BDE so that I can test install programs
using a BDE install.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

JD

jd@marshall.edu

NewsArchive
07-29-1996, 12:00 AM
> jd@ramlink.net wrote
> I have had absolutely no luck getting installshield to install
> new alias's with my application. All that happens is I lose
> all alias that I previously had installed.

Are you doing a 16-bit BDE or 32-bit BDE installation?


> Also, what is the best procedure for backing up my original
> configuration in the BDE so that I can test install programs
> using a BDE install.

InstallShield Express does backup the configuration file. If you look on
your system, you will notice that there are IDAPI.### (16-bit) or
IDAPI32.### (32-bit) backup files.

Ritesh

NewsArchive
08-07-1996, 12:00 AM
jd@ramlink.net wrote:
>
> I have had absolutely no luck getting installshield to install
> new alias's with my application. All that happens is I lose
> all alias that I previously had installed.
> The Install is only fuctional after you manually add the alias
> that IS was supposed to.
>
> Also, what is the best procedure for backing up my original
> configuration in the BDE so that I can test install programs
> using a BDE install.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> JD
>
> jd@marshall.eduI have successfully installed an alias. I witnessed that a new
IDAPI config file is created (IDAPINEW.CFG). If when you run your
BDE you see this at the top of the window, then your original configs
should still be there. Just do a find files Idapi*.cfg from your root
dir.

NewsArchive
08-21-1998, 12:00 AM
On Fri, 21 Aug 1998 01:30:47 GMT, stefan@installshield.co.za
(InstallShield Software Corporation) wrote:

>On Thu, 20 Aug 1998 12:48:18 -0700, "Jumbo" <jumbo@bigbang> wrote:
>>I'm trying to include BDE 5 with a Delphi application installation. When
>>installed OVER a previous version of our sofware which included BDE 4.51 it
>>doesn't replace the partial install BDE files with the version 5 files.
>>Fresh install does install BDE 5 files correctly.
>
>What kind of overwrite are you using for the BDE files? Version? Date? You
>can set that by selecting the file group containing the BDE files and then
>selecting Properties.
>
>Stefan Paetow
>InstallShield Software Corp.

After creating an entirely new setup, the overwrite properties for the
BDE groups are dimmed so I'm unable to change this.

I also created another new setup for the Delphi 3 App but I used BCB
as the project type..., something that was recommeded in another
thread. This still didn't work.

I also saw in another thread that backing up and modifying the
SWDEPEND.INI file will work, but I'm not quite sure how to go about
doing this.

What I'm confused about is InstallShield never posed this problem
before when updating the BDE (other than the MSACCESS problem which
was easily corrected). What's so different about this BDE 5?


Anthony Maske
mailto:ajmaske@poboxes.com

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08-21-1998, 12:00 AM
Exactly !!

Everything worked FINE until BDE 5... using the custom ISX that comes with
D4 solves both of MY problems (BDE overwrite and complete uninstall even of
an upgrade) ... we need the 2.03 update NOW ... the custom ISX does NOT
allow for 1 file install (darn it).

ARGH ...

Mark Radford

Anthony Maske wrote in message <35dd8810.3016807@news.installshield.com>...
>On Fri, 21 Aug 1998 01:30:47 GMT, stefan@installshield.co.za
>(InstallShield Software Corporation) wrote:
>
>
>After creating an entirely new setup, the overwrite properties for the
>BDE groups are dimmed so I'm unable to change this.
>
>I also created another new setup for the Delphi 3 App but I used BCB
>as the project type..., something that was recommeded in another
>thread. This still didn't work.
>
>I also saw in another thread that backing up and modifying the
>SWDEPEND.INI file will work, but I'm not quite sure how to go about
>doing this.
>
>What I'm confused about is InstallShield never posed this problem
>before when updating the BDE (other than the MSACCESS problem which
>was easily corrected). What's so different about this BDE 5?
>
>
>Anthony Maske
>mailto:ajmaske@poboxes.com

NewsArchive
08-21-1998, 12:00 AM
On Fri, 21 Aug 1998 14:53:01 GMT, ajmaske@pacbell.net (Anthony Maske)
wrote:
>What I'm confused about is InstallShield never posed this problem
>before when updating the BDE (other than the MSACCESS problem which
>was easily corrected). What's so different about this BDE 5?

The BDE 5.0 has changes in the registry keys. The object in question is
built to handle BDE 4 which has differences from BDE 5.

You can email me for the BDE5 patch for ISX. It is a simple change in the
*depend.ini files.

Let me know if you are interested.

Stefan Paetow
InstallShield Software Corp.

NewsArchive
08-21-1998, 12:00 AM
On Fri, 21 Aug 1998 08:06:34 -0700, "Jumbo" <jumbo@bigbang> wrote:
>D4 solves both of MY problems (BDE overwrite and complete uninstall even of
>an upgrade) ... we need the 2.03 update NOW ... the custom ISX does NOT
>allow for 1 file install (darn it).

You can email me for a patch for ISX 2.02.

Stefan Paetow
InstallShield Software Corp.