The structural life cycle of a package
The material covered in this topic talks about package object pathnames.
While reading, keep in mind that a
package object resides in three places while being packaged and installed.
To help you avoid confusion, consider which of the three possible
locations are being discussed:
On a development machine
Packages originate on a development machine.
They can be in the same directory structure on your machine as they will
be placed on the installation machine.
can also locate components on the development machine
and give them different pathnames on the installation machine.
On the installation media
copies the package
components from the development machine to the installation medium,
it places them into the structure you defined in your
file and a format that
On the installation machine
copies a package from the installation medium and places
it in the
structure defined in your
Package objects can be defined as
relocatable, meaning the installer can define the actual location of these
package objects on the installation machine during installation.
Objects with fixed locations are copied to their predefined path.
The package creation tools
Optional installation scripts
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