Head in a blender

Messing with INSTALL.XML

Andy Pedisich  March 27 2008 11:29:35 AM
I'm currently involved in an upgrade project and using Smart Upgrade to get the clients together.  This is going pretty darn well.

I built an install package with the Installshield OEM tuner for Lotus Notes and we're having a fun time beta testing before we pilot and roll out.  Upgrading Release 8.0 to release 8.0.1 works perfectly.  But we found that when we upgraded a Release 6 or 7 client to 8.0.1, Activities and integrated Sametime were not included in the install.  These things are not included as part of the things you can control in the OEM Tuner.

I elected to try to control them ether using the INSTALL.XML as recommended in the Administrator Help.   However there wasn't much mentioned about how to modify the INSTALL.XML.  I did find this URL about what you shouldn't mess with in the INSTALL.XML though. As usual, I decided to mess with it and see what happens.

The changes in bold below now makes the install put in the Activities and the integrated Sametime client.

installfeature default="false" description="Activities.description" id="Activities" name="%Activities.name" required="true" show="true" version="8.0.0.20080214.1630"

installfeature default="true" description="Sametime.description" id="SametimeUI" name="%Sametime.name" required="true" show="true" version="8.0.0.20080214.1630"

They were both set to false originally.  I had to remove some of the symbols in the lines above because they were messing with the HTML, so your lines will look a bit different from these.

This is a bit of alchemy, of course, since , as usual, I really don't know what I'm doing.  That never stopped me before and it certainly won't stop me moving forward.  Just thought I would share.

- Andy
Comments

1Florian Vogler  3/27/2008 12:15:15 PM  Messing with INSTALL.XML

"This is a bit of alchemy, of course, since , as usual, I really don't know what I'm doing."

Hillarious. Apart from that: great post, thank you. I'd assume the "I really don't know what I'm doing" is mostly if not entirely related to the hundreds of perfectly well documented XML files in ND8 ...

Good luck in digging into them further over time - we're doing the same over here ...

2Ted Hardenburgh  3/27/2008 3:46:30 PM  Messing with INSTALL.XML

Andy, been doing the same thing this week and found a page in the ND8 Admin help that pointed to exactly what you're doing. I'm flagging the Symphony stuff to not install.

If nothing else, it's certainly entertaining.

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