[izpack-users] Starting a Microsoft installer from IzPack
stenzg at in.tum.de
Tue Feb 6 13:28:27 CET 2007
currently I have a serious problem with IzPack. I am writing an installer that
is supposed to call another, platform-dependent installer (one containing
the Tortoise SVN Client).
Currently I am organising it this way:
<executable os="windows" targetfile="$INSTALL_PATH/Tortoise/install-tortoise.bat" stage="postinstall" keep="true">
<arg value="$INSTALL_PATH/Tortoise/TortoiseSVN-126.96.36.19945-win32-svn-1.4.3.msi" />
where install-tortoise.bat is a small batch file that looks like this:
start /wait msiexec /i %1
The argument is necessary as I cannot execute the MSI script on its own and
somehow the path of the installer script has to be passed to the batch file.
The construction as a whole might work. When I replace the '%1' in the batch
file by the MSI-script-name with a proper path, all will perform nicely.
But the argument passing from the IzPack installer to the batch file does not
seem to work. I also tried this:
but it did not help either.
Did anybody get this to work?
BTW, the 'executable' tags of a pack are evaluated in reverse order.
__o Gernot Stenz e-mail:stenzg at informatik.tu-muenchen.de /\
-\<, WWW: http://www4.in.tum.de/~stenzg /\/--\
_(_)/(_)_London - Paris: 3547 km__________________________________/ \
More information about the izpack-users