Dear friends :

Did somebody knows how to make an install program?

I need to make some program to install my application in
the client's machine, for example:

1- make a new directory for the app;
2- Copy files to this directory (the executable and any accessory files as needed);
3- Make a shortcut to this application in the desktop;
4- Add the program entry to : INIT -> PROGRAMS ->MYPROGRAM ->MYPROGRAM.EXE

Any help will be really appreciated.

Thanks a lot:

Sergio A.S. de Aguiar
Posted on 2001-09-22 17:11:13 by ssaguiar
ssaguiar,

I think for simple installations it will suffice to use the build-in .INF installation "technology". There is some freeware stuff to simplify even this task (i.e. click here ).

japheth
Posted on 2001-09-23 02:04:05 by japheth
There are good freeware scriptable installation engines around.
Take a look at the nullsoft NSIS (PiMP) installer...
http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nsis/ . I've even seen commercial
software (well, shareware) use this installer.
Posted on 2001-09-23 10:49:05 by f0dder
I've always been fond of the Paquet Builder instalation program. The freeware version is a bit plain, but it is complete, if a bit testy as to how you set it up (meaning you have to do things the instructions don't tell you).

But hey, whadoya want for nuthin?

It makes nice complete .exe instalation pakages with very low overhead (it's only 50 or so K big itself).
Posted on 2001-09-23 16:19:28 by Ernie
I think InnoSetup in another good choice. It is free, it has a modern style and the author gives you also the source code (Delphi).

http://www.innosetup.com/
Posted on 2001-09-23 16:30:36 by LuHa
Delphi, bah. Better take a good look at the NSIS system... it's rather tiny.
Also, you might want to look at Jibz' aPackage - http://apack.cbj.net .
For smaller installations, it's very good... *extremely* fast, and very lean.
Posted on 2001-09-23 16:50:44 by f0dder
Hem... I have realized only now that this is not the best place to post a delphi link , sorry :grin:
Posted on 2001-09-23 17:41:03 by LuHa
Heh, it's ok LuHa... just expect... responses... if you post BCB, VB or delphi stuff ;)
Posted on 2001-09-23 17:45:21 by f0dder