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Install order vs. dependencies

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 14:36

In IS 11.5, I have some problems with self-registering DLLs, and the DLL they link to implicitely.

It seems that "Feature B depends on Feature A" does not mean, A gets installed before B, and uninstalled after B.

Is there any way to control order of installation? The DLLs of A just need to be present in the target when B's DLLs get registered or unregistered.


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Posted 22 August 2006 - 16:44

Normally you use the "Extract COM data from DLL" feature to ensure that such dependencies do not cause problems during deployment - please note that the extraction can fail sometimes due to the dependencies as well.

You can also use a custom action to run regsvr32.exe in the order you need. Wise and Installshield generally also have ways to specifiy the order of self registration, but COM extraction is generally much better.
-Stein Åsmul