The following steps are needed to create offline and online installers:
- Create a package directory for the installable components. For more information, see Package Directory.
- Create a configuration file called
configdirectory. It contains information about how to build the installer binaries and online repositories. For more information about the file format and available settings, see Configuration File.
- Create a package information file called
config\metadirectory. It contains settings for deployment and the installation process. For more information, see Meta Directory.
- Create installer content and copy it to the package directory. For more information, see Data Directory.
- For online installers, use the
repogentool to create the repository that contains the installable content and upload the repository to a web server.
- Use the
binarycreatortool to create the installer. For more information, see Tools.
For an example of how to create a simple installer that uses the predefined installer pages, see Tutorial: Creating an Installer.
The following sections describe how to create different types of installers:
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