Anyone using Packages installer?

  1. 2 years ago

    Tim T

    23 May 2018 Atlanta, GA

    How do you install to:

    SpecialFolder.ApplicationData using Packages?

    That folder is the Library under the User on MacOS
    but everything I try under Packages puts it under Library on the hard drive NOT under the user.

    Thus my app can't find it. Under Users is just Shared. No option to install in logged in user account tree.

  2. Ralph A

    23 May 2018 Answer Santa Monica, California

    Look for Q&A #03

  3. Tim T

    24 May 2018 Atlanta, GA

    @Ralph A Look for Q&A #03

    I scoured the site and never saw that! THANK YOU!

    I also emailed the author and did not hear back. This is just what I needed.

  4. Beatrix W

    24 May 2018 Testers, Third Party Store Europe (Germany)

    Just an idea: have you thought about writing your own installer? It's way less stressful than trying to create a pkg file. It's a bit more work to get one app into another. But then it's straightforward and you have it much easier when copying stuff hither and yon with Xojo.

  5. Michel B

    25 May 2018 Testers, Xojo Pro

    I simply use App Wrapper to create the installer.Works flawlessly.

  6. 8 weeks ago

    Peter K

    Mar 28 Testers, Xojo Pro Switzerland

    Am using Packages as well. However, when running the .pkg file, my app doesn't appear with its folders and read me file etc. in the Applications folder. Which tiny little switch didn't I turn right? In Payload / Settings / I set /Applications. Not good enough apparently,

  7. Tim P

    Mar 28 Testers, Xojo Pro Rochester, NY

    @PeterKronenberg in the Applications folder. Which tiny little switch didn't I turn right?

    The native installer will replace the existing copy if you have one. Testing installer on your development machine is not recommended. I'm not certain if you can override this behavior, but I wouldn't recommend that either - as anyone who is familiar with their operating system will be caught off guard.

  8. Michel B

    Mar 29 Testers, Xojo Pro

    Actually, since the installer replaces the app wherever it is, it probably replaces the latest build :D

  9. Peter K

    Mar 29 Testers, Xojo Pro Switzerland

    Thanks guy, I dumped Packages (also no response from the originator), and I do it for my non-professionel software with .dmg, as Tim suggest in an other thread.

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