Pack Maker and Users Please Take Note

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Paul_365
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Pack Maker and Users Please Take Note

Post by Paul_365 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:50 am

When you make or use a pack that has entries like the following you break the dos based installation mode of your cd and open up all sorts of possible "file not found" problems

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BootVis.cpl        = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0
BootVis.EXE        = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0
CDImageGUIx.cpi    = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0,CDImageGUI.cpi
CDImageGUI.exe     = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0
CDImageGUI.cpl     = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0
RESHACKx.cpi       = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0,RESHACK.cpi

and 

cttune.cpl         = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0
REGEDITX.CPI       = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0,REGEDIT.CPI
REGEDIT.CPL        = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0
MSCONFIGx.cpi      = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0,MSCONFIG.cpi
MSCONFIG.cpl       = 100,,,,,,,2,0,0
The entries on the left hand side of this section [txtsetup_files] should all be in the 8.3 filename convention, the right hand side should contain the full filename that you desire.

The first two entries are ok, the next three are invalid, six through nine are ok, ten is incorrect and actually goes the wrong way and eleven is ok.

So to recap
The left hand side needs to be in the 8.3 format, this filename should match the filename in the [dosnet_files] section and also the actual in pack file name, that’s the one stored in your cab file, if the 8.3 format is not long enough then you put the full filename (the one you actually want after installation) on the right hand side of the line, like entries 3, 6, 8 and 10. The installation process will automatically rename them.

I know a bunch of you are going to respond with The usual "I have had no problems so far" bs but that doesn’t mean what you are doing is correct and it doesn’t mean others who may install differently will be as lucky as you are.

Its also unfair to post these packs allowing your users to break there dos based installs without a warning.

Please also note, the next version of the Integrator will warn of these errors during Integration.

Edit.

It's Probably a good idea to also make the [filenames] section also 8.3

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[filenames]
addonsinf=UserPass2.inf
If MicroSoft keeps it 8.3 So should You.

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Post by Xable » Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:28 am

Also it`s a good idea to have the sub-cab and inf names in 8.3 format.

The 8.3 name format applys to inf`s too but the inf re-naming system is slightly differant to txtsetup.sif`s.

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[SourceDisksFiles]
AboutLo1.bmp =1
Benchma1.bmp =1

[CopyDelato32]
AboutLogo.bmp,AboutLo1.bmp
Benchmark.bmp,Benchma1.bmp

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Post by Mrs Peel » Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:43 am

^^ bump ^^

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Post by RyanVM » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:25 am

This thread is linked from the main sticky. Please don't bump it needlessly.
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http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2357

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Post by Mrs Peel » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:07 am

Oh I see now, it is listed on this page already: viewtopic.php?t=1290

Sorry about that chief, I didn't recognise it was the same one because it is listed under a different title to the posted thread title :rolleyes:

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