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Re: Windows installer


3 points/questions:

1) NSIS should be bundled.
2) And not installing as a service never was the idea.
3) Will this installer handle upgrading too?


On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 12:55, Bo Thorsen <bo@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I have been looking at getting our binary windows distribution back on
> track. One of the options would be to create the zip file like we did
> earlier.
> Another way would be to create a proper windows installer. For this, there
> are several options: NSIS, WIX, etc. I spent a bit of time investigating the
> CPack parts of CMake. And during the investigation, I managed to pretty much
> write an entire installer. It was quite easy.
> The way this works is to add INSTALL instructions in the CMakeFiles.txt,
> plus a bit of extra information for building the installer package. You can
> see this in the patch I have attached.
> With the patch applied, you have to install NSIS (
> http://nsis.sourceforge.net) and add it to the path. Build MariaDB in
> release, and run "cpack" in the MariaDB tree. It's NSIS based because this
> seems to be the one cpack works best with.
> The question is what direction to continue in. I'd appreciate some feedback
> on this, because I'm not certain if it's the right way to go. It has been
> pretty easy so far, so I'm pretty happy to continue with it.
> IMHO, the most important thing not implemented in this installer yet is to
> set up MariaDB as a service.
> I'm going to focus on getting Windows running in KVM for our buildbot
> system now. And then I'll get back to this later.
> Cheers,
> Bo Thorsen.
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