[izpack-users] Installation from multiple source jars

Joe Littlejohn joe.littlejohn at talgentra.com
Thu Jan 3 11:50:48 CET 2008

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Can anyone advise whether the below is possible with IzPack?

Joe Littlejohn wrote:
> Hi,
> We're currently using IzPack as part of our build process to generate 3
> separate installation bundles for our 3 apps. This has been very
> successful, however the size of our deliverable is now rather large, and
> we're looking for ways to re-structure the installation files to reduce
> duplication.
> Is there any way to allow IzPack to use more than one jar file as part
> of an installation? This would allow us to extract all the common files
> (e.g. all the jars) into one jar, that is re-used by all three IzPack
> installs. The IzPack documentation doesn't mention this as far as I can
> tell. The idea would be something along the lines of:
> app1-install.jar (executable IzPack installation jar, installs app 1)
> app2-install.jar (executable IzPack installation jar, installs app 2)
> app3-install.jar (executable IzPack installation jar, installs app 3)
> common-install.jar (contains the set of jar files re-used by all three)
> Can anyone advise if this is possible?
> Cheers
> Joe
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