Making a Firefox windows installer needs to be described better

RESOLVED FIXED

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Developer Documentation
General
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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
11 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Bengt-Erik Soderstrom, Unassigned)

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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060616 Minefield/3.0a1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060616 Minefield/3.0a1

With bug 340864 I think it is important that the build & install documentation is updated: There is a need to install NSIS (http://nsis.sourceforge.net) and also make sure it is in the path. Also 7-Zip and UPX must be installed and in the path.
The resulting self-extracting archive will be found in ../dist/install/sea

Doing this, make -C objdir/browser/installer installer will work fine again...
 



Reproducible: Always
You know, it is a wiki ;)
Component: Installer → Documentation Requests
Product: Firefox → Mozilla Developer Center
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: installer → doc-request
Could someone who actually knows how to do this write something up? :)
> Could someone who actually knows how to do this write something up? :)

It takes a little work, but Windows tinderboxen logs contain the necessary commands; explanation beyond the commands themselves is probably still best left to someone who's done it before.
> With bug 340864 I think it is important that the build & install documentation
> is updated: There is a need to install NSIS (http://nsis.sourceforge.net) and
> also make sure it is in the path. Also 7-Zip and UPX must be installed and in
> the path.

Most of this info is already in the doc (perhaps added by someone who wasn't aware of this bug), but I added info about NSIS and made the info about 7-Zip and UPX clearer.


> The resulting self-extracting archive will be found in ../dist/install/sea

I've added this to the doc.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Note: per bsmedberg on IRC, I've since moved the Cygwin-related stuff to:

http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Windows_build_prerequisites_using_cygwin
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Updated

5 years ago
Component: Documentation Requests → Documentation
Product: Mozilla Developer Network → Mozilla Developer Network
Component: Documentation → General
Product: Mozilla Developer Network → Developer Documentation
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