InstallShield Warning 6493
Posted 29 May 2005 - 22:22
I was creating a InstallShield QuickPatch project. I got warning 6493 when compiling the project. It shows that the update file in the patch has an earlier version than the file in the original setup package. Is there anyway I can get around with this warning without changing my new file's version.
Another related question is that in my previous setup project InstallShield ignored the version of the added assemblies, say 2.30.0165, but used some arbitrary one, say 3.3.2009, in the MSI's File table. But after deployment, files are shown the correct version on the target machine, in this case - 2.30.0165. Why is this the case? Can anyone of you tell me why?
Your help is appreciated.
Posted 30 May 2005 - 07:50
Regarding your second question make sure you don't mix up file version and assembly version. And for the file version, only the numerical version information field counts. Version resources also include text fileds (for Company Name, Copyright etc) which can also include a file version "string" which is "ususally" the same as the numerical version, but it doesn't have to. If these two are different this may be confusing.
Posted 30 May 2005 - 18:22
Here is another question. Our installation has problem in rolling up when doing major upgrade to the installed product. The installer uses dynamic linking for adding deployed files. Each component in the setup project contains folders, which may contain subfolders recursively. I read one of your replies to another post, in which you suggested adding each subfolder as a new component and then dynamically linking files under it. If I follow your suggestion, would my problem be solved?
Thanks again for your kind reply and help.
Posted 30 May 2005 - 18:24
Posted 31 May 2005 - 14:19