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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 12075] New: Required disk space of Windows installer is 0kB

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           Summary: Required disk space of Windows installer is 0kB
           Product: D
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: installer
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: code dawg.eu


--- Comment #0 from Martin Nowak <code dawg.eu> 2014-02-04 14:21:10 PST ---
This was reported in the 2.065 beta 3 forum.

http://forum.dlang.org/post/vzlcguxkdrfgirdnwqed forum.dlang.org

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Brad Anderson <eco gnuk.net> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Brad Anderson <eco gnuk.net> 2014-02-04 14:26:57 PST ---
The fix for this is to just use the option to embed the zip file in the
installer instead of using the download method.  The space required figure
number will still be somewhat off because we embed a zip file that we then
extract ourselves rather than letting NSIS take care of embedding and
compressing files.

Another option is to just get rid of the Required Disk Space line (SpaceTexts
in NSIS script can do it). I prefer this one since DMD isn't big enough that
the average user needs to care about how much disk space it takes up.

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--- Comment #2 from Martin Nowak <code dawg.eu> 2014-02-04 14:31:20 PST ---
It would be generally preferable to only embed those files that are actually
needed for a Windows installation, not the whole dmd.zip.

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--- Comment #3 from Martin Nowak <code dawg.eu> 2014-02-04 14:34:02 PST ---
(In reply to comment #2)
 It would be generally preferable to only embed those files that are actually
 needed for a Windows installation, not the whole dmd.zip.

Is it difficult to embed zip files? Ideally we could simply use the dmd.windows.zip generated by create_dmd_release. http://ftp.digitalmars.com/dmd.2.065.0-b3.windows.zip 15.2MB -- Configure issuemail: https://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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--- Comment #4 from Brad Anderson <eco gnuk.net> 2014-02-04 14:51:28 PST ---
(In reply to comment #3)
 (In reply to comment #2)
 It would be generally preferable to only embed those files that are actually
 needed for a Windows installation, not the whole dmd.zip.

Is it difficult to embed zip files? Ideally we could simply use the dmd.windows.zip generated by create_dmd_release. http://ftp.digitalmars.com/dmd.2.065.0-b3.windows.zip 15.2MB

Nope, it already supports doing that actually. You just comment out the "!define Download" near the top and have zip files in place for it to snag. https://github.com/D-Programming-Language/installer/blob/master/windows/dinstaller.nsi#L146 What I meant though is using NSIS's "File" to include the files rather than including a zip file with everything already included. If there is a directory dmd.windows.zip is made from we'd ideally just "File /r <path>" that directory and then we'd have a non-downloading installer that only includes the relevant portions, has a true Space Required amount, and would actually be smaller because NSIS can do LZMA compression. This would also fix the problem of ensuring the uninstall only removes files it installed itself (there are readymade solutions for this as long as you are using NSIS's built in file embedding). -- Configure issuemail: https://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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