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  • Can't build INSTALL package

    When I installed my second license, the option to build an install package under UTILITIES is gone !

    I downloaded and installed full patch as well as updates but cannot build an install package.

    Any ideas ?

    This installation is on a DELL laptop but installation #1 is on a DELL Desktop.


  • #2
    Re: Can't build ISTALL package


    I think you need to install your A5 Runtime on the laptop as well and open it (the Runtime version) once. Then close the Runtime and try opening your full version and see if the Create Install Package is available.

    Bob Arbuthnot


    • #3
      Re: Can't build ISTALL package

      Originally posted by nuggetsoftware View Post
      When I installed my second license, the option to build an install package under UTILITIES is gone !

      I downloaded and installed full patch as well as updates but cannot build an install package.

      Any ideas ?

      This installation is on a DELL laptop but installation #1 is on a DELL Desktop.

      Have you run your application with the runtime since you installed the second license? That's one of the requirements.

      Using InstallMaker to Build Installation Packages

      The InstallMaker utility creates a package that will install your Alpha Five Runtime application at your customer's site. To use this utility:

      Run your new application with Alpha Five Runtime.

      Exit from the Alpha Five Runtime application.

      Run your new application with the Alpha Five development software.

      From the Control Panel, select Tools > Utilities > Create Install Package.

      The first screen of the InstallMaker will identify the location of your Alpha Five Runtime application.

      Click OK to continue.
      There can be only one.


      • #4
        Re: Can't build ISTALL package

        The best install prpgram I've seen to date is call Astrum Install wizard. It cost very little and I've been using it on the 8 apps I've built and sold over the years. It can't be beat and looks totaly professional.


        • #5
          Re: Can't build INSTALL package

          Originally posted by nuggetsoftware View Post
          When I installed my second license, the option to build an install package under UTILITIES is gone !Lar
          This may again be the "gotcha" trap I described in a previous forum post. When you run the A5 Runtime installer it replaces the shortcut on your Windows desktop (to your developer's copy of A5) with one for the Runtime. So when you run what you think is your usual A5 developer's copy you are in fact running the Runtime. So guess what - the Create Install Package option no longer appears on the Tools menu/ Utilities option.

          The fix is to change the syntax of the shortcut to point back to the 'Program files\A5v8' directory instead of the 'Program files\A5v8 Runtime' directory.

          Gee, I hope they fix this problem some time soon. I think it must confuse most A5 developers at some time.


          • #6
            Re: Can't build INSTALL package

            Brett, shouldn't we log a defect for this issue?



            • #7
              Re: Can't build INSTALL package

              This problem still exists five years later. just had the same experience with v10.5.