SeaMonkey is now using NSIS installer for Windows, and while it would be nice to have a system for making some modules optional for a Linux install, the old xpinstall way is probably not the way to do it. As bsmedberg mentioned on IRC one time, xpinstall/packager should probably just be removed.
Note that there still are some files in there used during toolkit packaging, notably: xptlink.pl (see http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/toolkit/mozapps/installer/packager.mk#311) Packager.pm (see http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/toolkit/mozapps/installer/packager.mk#285) But all the rest should go, good riddance and all that.
So all other hits from http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/search?string=xpinstall%2Fpackager can be safely ignored?
OK, this patch removes the Makefiles from allmakefiles.sh Additionally, the review should include cvs removing everything from xpinstall/packager, with the exception of the following files: xpinstall/packager/Packager.pm xpinstall/packager/xptlink.pl I'm not completely sure about those files, please include a review comment if they should stay or can be cvs removed: xpinstall/packager/pkgcp.pl (referenced from embedding/config/Makefile.in and extensions/java/xpcom/package/Makefile.in) xpinstall/packager/common/share.t (referenced from toolkit/mozapps/installer/makejs.pl)
Assignee: nobody → kairo
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #271529 - Flags: review?(benjamin)
pkgcp.pl should stay... Camino still uses embedding/config, pox on it I don't know what extensions/java/xpcom needs it for, cc'ing Javier share.t can go AFAIK toolkit/mozapps/installer/makejs.pl is not used, and in fact we should remove it along with a bunch of other cruft there: makeall.pl makexpi.pl parseandmakejs.pl
Thanks. This has been checked in, per IRC I also did remove the files mentioned in comment #4
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
OS/2 was still happily using the stuff you removed. But this forces us to think about other installer options sooner rather than later. Is there a similar bug about removing xpinstall/wizard/?
Peter: I'm somewhat sorry for catching you without specific warnings, but it's been the plan to get rid of XPI-based installers for some time now. xpinstall/wizard is bug 387450 - should I leave the os2 dirs around (as I missed the one here anyways) or are you happy to get anything you need from older states of CVS?
kairo: please remove them, without packages-os2 they useless now anyway, and I think that's the (only?) file we would have to start from for a new installer.
OK, I removed the three remaining dirs as well now. Peter: It might be a good idea to start over from the windows packaging lists in the product dirs anyways, like suite/installer/windows/packages
http://mxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/xpinstall/Makefile.in is still referring to packager and packager/unix BTW: How do we generate .tar.bz2 on unix now?
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
(In reply to comment #11) > BTW: How do we generate .tar.bz2 on unix now? > I see. browser/installer mail/installer
(In reply to comment #11) > http://mxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/xpinstall/Makefile.in > is still referring to packager and packager/unix Thanks. Let's leave this bug FIXED, I'll remove that in bug 387450 along with wizard/ > BTW: How do we generate .tar.bz2 on unix now? Even better than what you found out yourself, use "make package" from the top-level (in the objdir). For installers (Windows-only), use "make installer" from there.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago → 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
> Even better than what you found out yourself, use "make package" from the > top-level (in the objdir). For installers (Windows-only), use "make installer" > from there. Really? Where is the code for that? You might want to add that to http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Build_and_Install#Installing_Your_Build And you should update http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Building_a_SeaMonkey_package as well.
> Really? Where is the code for that? To answer my own question: this was added (fairly recently) by bug 377409.
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