[izpack-users] multiple install directories?

Darren Govoni darren at ontrenet.com
Mon Jan 23 21:15:38 CET 2006

   Thanks for the quick response! I will check this out. Here is my 
exact scenario though.

I have some jars and .zip files that I want to bundle together into a 
single installer and allow
the user to choose which packs they want to install. However, for each 
pack, they need to be
prompted for a directory to perform the installation since they go in 
different places. I was initially
wondering if the install panel could simply appear more than once, but 
my test suggests it can't.

Perhaps in the future, <pack> elements can also contain panels of their 
own to tailor installations
per pack. Maybe this would not be too hard since the functionality is 
essentially there and the variables
could still be used as-is.

Just some thoughts.

Hal Vaughan wrote:
> On Monday 23 January 2006 02:15 pm, Darren Govoni wrote:
>> Hi,
>>    I'm new to IzPack (please pardon if I missed the answer somewhere
>> obvious), but I want to
>> be able to install different packs to different install directories
>> (within the same install jar).
>> Can IzPack do this easily or do I need to customize it?
> I'm working on a series of panels that can be used more than once to find 
> locations for different programs.  While the primary intent is different, it 
> may help you.  In my case, I need 2 other programs for mine to work, so I 
> have to ask the user if they have those programs and, if so, in what 
> directory.  If they don't know, it locates them.  If they aren't installed, 
> it asks them where to put it.
> It should be late this week or early next before they're done.  They are not 
> in CVS, I'm working on them with feedback from one of the developers.  If 
> this will help you at all, let me know.  It does not effect the info about 
> packs, though.  It will let you define the variable name to store the 
> selected path, though.
> This may be a bit complex, since it sounds like what you need is a slightly 
> modified TargetPanel and a way to store the result in something for the 
> packs' final location, but if this will help, you're welcome to it -- just 
> let me finish it and clean up the messy code first!
> Hal
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