deepika_p
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Increase in File Size for Setup.exe

Hi,

We have an Installshield 2011 project maintained for 8 years. We use it to create packages for our application.

Recently we observed an increase in file size of set up  file from 209MB to 250MB after buidling the project.

Below is the issue description:

The  Application data->Files and Folder section contains the below folder structure

Conf->Model1->Service Manual->File1, File2, File3, File4, File5 - Total size 18.6 MB

              ->Model2->Service Manual->File1, File2, File3, File4, File5 - Total size 18.6 MB

As part of the change, File 1,2,3,4,5 was replaced in source folder. There was a size change of around 0.3 MB for each service manual folder. We did not expect much size change in the out put file size after build. But on observing the output we see there is an increase of around 40MB for the output file.

Could you please help  us out on the change in file size. We have not done any other changes in installshield project. Only file replace was done. We need to know how did the set up size increase by 40 MB even with a small file change.

 

 

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deepika_p
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Below are the options mentioned in build and set up tab in installer

install shield prerequisite location - include with media

compress script- No

 

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Hi @deepika_p ,

 

  • Would suggest you to do diff of Installshield project file(ism)both before and after the modification.MsiDiff.exe is the utility tool that you could find in shortcuts as well into [PROGRAMFILESX86]Installshield\2011\System folder.
  • That can show what are all the changes happened during modification,can give some sort of clue to follow on!

Thanks,

Jenifer

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There is just version change and a component path change in the ism file.

Note: pdf files was replaced  with a small size increase in the issue reported scenario

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Hi Jennifer,

 

Regarding the MSIdiff, there is no much difference.

How is the set up file size calculated based on data in application folder?

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Hi @deepika_p ,

 

It is bit difficult to answer without having much data,as well Installshield of version 2011.I would suggest you to contact Flexera support with required data to proceed with!!

Email ID:support@flexerasoftware.com

Thanks,

Jenifer

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Hi,

On analyzing the report file generated during build, we observed that  each component has a 'size in library' variable getting added to the setup .exe.  

In the issue occurred scenario, value was present for 'size in library'  attribute  for the files replaced when compared with the previous build file.

In the previous build file 'size in library' attribute was absent for the added files.

So we guess that it is something related to this attribute. Also against each component a MD5 hash is generated.

 

For the components which have same hash value  size in library' attribute is not getting added in build.

Has anybody seen such an issue and how is the MD5 value generated for each file. Is it generated based on file attributes such as size, date etc?

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shrugmethodist
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@deepika_p wrote:

Hi,

We have an Installshield 2011 project maintained for 8 years. We use it to create packages for our application.

Recently we observed an increase in file size of set up  file from 209MB to 250MB after buidling the project.

Below is the issue description:

The  Application data->Files and Folder section contains the below folder structure

Conf->Model1->Service Manual->File1, File2, File3, File4, File5 - Total size 18.6 MB

              ->Model2->Service Manual->File1, File2, File3, File4, File5 - Total size 18.6 MB

As part of the change, File 1,2,3,4,5 was replaced in source folder. There was a size change of around 0.3 MB for each service manual folder. We did not expect much size change in the out put file size after build. But on observing the output we see there is an increase of around 40MB for the output file. temple run 2

Could you please help  us out on the change in file size. We have not done any other changes in installshield project. Only file replace was done. We need to know how did the set up size increase by 40 MB even with a small file change.

 

 


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