Here is my scenario -
My install package contains a single file that needs to be updated to the latest and greatest at all times. Basically, when a user installs the "Full" version of the software, it is assumed that the installer already has the latest and greatest of all files. Here is where it gets difficult - there are constant updates to a key file that need to be distributed to my users.
My ultimate goal is to create "minor" installer that ONLY downloads the file from the FTP site that I have designated. Therefore when a new update needs to be distributed to the users, they only have to download an installer that gets the updated file from the FTP site.
I've been testing for a day now and I don't get the logic behind the download process as I have learned it from the forums. Based on what I have read, this is the "flow" that should be followed:
- Create installer
- Designate file as a downloaded file
- Setup download options in Options Tab
- Build installer
- "1.bin" is created in the "Destination Diretory" that has been designated in the Options tab.
- Move 1.bin file to the site listed in the "Internet URL" field in the installer.
When installer is run, this file should be downloaded from the FTP site.
Based on this above process, here is where I get lost. It seems that the only way to get an updated "1.bin" file is to run the build process. Here's the question: why would I download the file for my installer if my installer already contains the file I need to download?
I would assume that the installer does not actually contain the file that I am downloading, it would only reference the location of the "1.bin" file on the FTP site.
I'm looking for specific instructions to get my installer to download a file when a user runs my installation package. Thank you for any help you can provide.