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Method of Communicating Installation Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109369D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dahl, DR: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

There are common installable items that can be installed by either LAN Services or Extended Services. LAN Services needs to be able to determine what has been installed by a previous Extended Services install. The use of a particular file allows LAN Services to determine what components were installed by the Extended Services install.

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Method of Communicating Installation Information

       There are common installable items that can be installed
by either LAN Services or Extended Services.  LAN Services needs to
be able to determine what has been installed by a previous Extended
Services install.  The use of a particular file allows LAN Services
to determine what components were installed by the Extended Services
install.

      This particular file is used as a method of communication
between the installation of LAN Services 2.0 and Extended Services
1.0.  Each of the common installable components has a unique
application name with various associated keynames and values.  These
values are written to and read from the file using Profile function
calls.

      During an Extended Services install, Profile function calls are
made to store data pertaining to each of the common components
installed.  When installing LAN Services upon a workstation which has
Extended Services installed, the initial LAN Services code will read
from the file to determine what has been installed.