scottd72
Pilgrim

Can a Normal Patch come after a QuickPatch?

Consider the scenario: RTM install is updated via QuickPatch to Update 1. Now I would like to create a regular, sequential patch via Patch Design that goes from Update1 (QuickPatch) to Update 2 (Patch Design). It doesn't seem possible unless maybe I do a full install rebuild of RTM that includes the updated files of Update1.

UPDATE: I've tried rebuilding RTM to contain the modified files from the QuickPatch, and built Update 2 (Patch Design) off that. It doesn't work. If the user installs RTM, updates to Update1, then attempts to apply the Update 2 they still get an error.

Is there a way to go from Quick Patch to Patch Design? In other words, it seems that once you create and use a QuickPatch you are committed to using QuickPatches throughout the rest of the product's life for updating. There doesn't seem to be a straightforward way to go from QuickPatch to Patch Design Patch. IE: In Patch Design, when you enter previous versions it is asking for an .msi file, there's no option to enter a QuickPatch file.
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Jenifer
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Re: Can a Normal Patch come after a QuickPatch?

scottd72 wrote:
Consider the scenario: RTM install is updated via QuickPatch to Update 1. Now I would like to create a regular, sequential patch via Patch Design that goes from Update1 (QuickPatch) to Update 2 (Patch Design). It doesn't seem possible unless maybe I do a full install rebuild of RTM that includes the updated files of Update1.

UPDATE: I've tried rebuilding RTM to contain the modified files from the QuickPatch, and built Update 2 (Patch Design) off that. It doesn't work. If the user installs RTM, updates to Update1, then attempts to apply the Update 2 they still get an error.

Is there a way to go from Quick Patch to Patch Design? In other words, it seems that once you create and use a QuickPatch you are committed to using QuickPatches throughout the rest of the product's life for updating. There doesn't seem to be a straightforward way to go from QuickPatch to Patch Design Patch. IE: In Patch Design, when you enter previous versions it is asking for an .msi file, there's no option to enter a QuickPatch file.



Hi,

If i understand correctly,you are trying to have Update-1 via quickpatch then you would like to have Update-2 via Patch-design.May i know why you want to go in this path?For that you can directly proceed via Patch-design path only know?From patch design update->update1 should always work.Please post the error you encounter.

Both Patch-design view and Quick-Patch hold differences so that you can choose accordingly:https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield22helplib/helplibrary/IHelpPatchStrategy.htm

Thanks,
Jenifer

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