Good day, I have bing trying to package my project but i have being having errors. I tried install4j and later tried installShield Professional but it can't just deploy/build the installation. It gave me this error:
An error occurred and product installation failed. Look at the log file C:\Program Files\GistMe Communications\Accounting Package\log.txt for details.
When i checked the log.txt file, here is what i saw: (Jun 26, 2005 11:17:13 PM), Install, com.installshield.product.actions.isus.ConfigureUpdateService, err, An error occurred and product installation failed. Look at the log file C:\Program Files\GistMe Communications\Accounting Package\log.txt for details. (Jun 26, 2005 11:17:13 PM), Install, com.installshield.product.actions.isus.ConfigureUpdateService, err, java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/CharSequence STACK_TRACE: 14 java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/CharSequence at isus.shared.UpdateServiceProperties.<init>(Unknown Source) at isus.shared.ConfigurationManager.<init>(Unknown Source) at com.installshield.product.actions.isus.ConfigureUpdateService.install(Unknown Source) at com.installshield.product.service.product.PureJavaProductServiceImpl.installProductAction(Unknown Source) at com.installshield.product.service.product.PureJavaProductServiceImpl$InstallProduct.getResultForProductAction(Unknown Source) at com.installshield.product.service.product.InstallableObjectVisitor.visitComponent(Unknown Source) at com.installshield.product.service.product.InstallableObjectVisitor.visitInstallableComponents(Unknown Source) at com.installshield.product.service.product.InstallableObjectVisitor.visitProductBeans(Unknown Source) at com.installshield.product.service.product.PureJavaProductServiceImpl$InstallProduct.install(Unknown Source) at com.installshield.product.service.product.PureJavaProductServiceImpl$Installer.execute(Unknown Source) at com.installshield.wizard.service.AsynchronousOperation.run(Unknown Source) at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) . Please what is the way out...
CharSequence exists in jdk1.4 not in jdk1.3, so I think that you should
Check that a) You're running InstallShield with the correct JVM. b) Your JAVA_HOME is set correctly.
Having said all that. I really really dislike Installshield. The java installer it creates IMO is rubbish, not much better than just giving someone a zip file and adding a Main-Class directive to your jar.
Your error message looks like something I saw when I was trying to install an InstallShield packaged product on Linux, and get this... I had to put JDK1.3 to be first on my path with JAVA_HOME set to be JDK1.4 before the thing would install, and it didn't support console mode install properly, which is uber-annoying if you're installing something onto a DL380 200miles away.
None of that is probably anything to do with the product more to do with the installer-creator, but it sure as hell leaves a sour taste in my mouth regarding InstallShield. In fact just thinking about that frustration makes me want to let loose with a stream of vituperative bile.
PS - Bear, I thought General Computing would contain msgs about "what does Post beep "beep beep beeeeeep" mean?". This seems like a perfectly straight forward java question to me perhaps it should live in Ant/Maven/Other build tools.
I have no java certifications. This makes me a bad programmer. Ignore my post.