[Jslib] Re: automating the installation
gerryk at kaltel.com
Mon Feb 2 17:45:49 EST 2004
OK, answered... thanks Stephen
>Gerry Kavanagh wrote:
>>Automating updates is not exactly what I'm after. It's the actual
>>initial install that I would like to automate. Currently it's done via
>>xpinstall which requires someone to actually be at the machine in order
>>to start the installation. What I'm trying to achieve is to have
>>installation happen with no intervention at all, so I can just send a
>>tarball of updates to each machine and have the machine untar it and run
>>a script to make whatever modifications are necessary to config files to
>>finalise the installation.
>it is possible to do that. I'm currently using a "local script" to do my install because the
>systems I'm working on/developing are also standalone on Linux.
>It's actually pretty simple. You need to:
>1) put your xul application in the appropriate chrome (user or global)
>2) add the same lines to installed-chrome.txt that xpinstall does:
>3) start mozilla.
>If everything works ok, you should be able to look in chrome.rdf and reassure yourself that it
>contains the contents of your contents.rdf.
>You should only need to do that once for any particular application. After that, you can modify
>your application and only need to restart Mozilla for the changes to take effect.
>hope this helps.
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