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Disclosed is a method and system for converting formats of software packages to a standard format of a software installation engine.
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Method and System for Transforming Format of Software Packages
A method and system for converting the format of software packages to a standard format of a software installation engine is disclosed. The method and system enables efficient conversion of customer's software packages into the format of the software installation engine without requiring manual effort.
The method involves performing an initial analysis of the package wrapper of a software package to identify patterns and features in the software package. This initial analysis may be performed by a software developer/packager. The features corresponding to the software package are mapped with the standard format of the software installation engine. Based on the mapping, a plug-in is provided to further analyze the software package automatically, and then convert the format of the software package into the standard format of the software installation engine.
The plug-in and the software installation engine may be provided at a common location. Thus, initialization of the software installation engine may load the plug-in as well. For initialization of the software installation engine, a software distribution tool may be utilized for running the main executable file of the software installation engine and then providing details about the software package, which is to be installed via a command-line par...