[cvsnt] Re: Latest updates

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Thu Dec 11 15:18:46 GMT 2003

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On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 12:06:20 +0000 (UTC), "Oliver Giesen"
<ogware at gmx.net> wrote:

>Hmm, if it's hardcoded why doesn't it act like that for me? Are you
>sure it extracts the wrapped installer to c:\windows or is it just that
>it needs write access to that directory for some obscure reason? I only
>checked the former and it is definitely not the case on the machines I
>tried it on - the "real" installer always ends up in %TEMP%\7z####.tmp
>(where #### is some random character string).

I mointored it with filemon to see what it was doing - it extracted
straight to c:\windows & didn't even touch the temp directories.
Changing the permissions on the windows directory caused the installer
to fail.

>I'd really like to see Inno use LZMA compression internally (as it is
>already capable of doing with zip, bzip, etc.) instead of the
>self-extractor wrapper approach that ISTool uses. That one also has

Me too... the compression seems to be a good one.  At the moment you
can't use iscc to comple 7zip which means I have to call the istool
GUI in the build script.


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