CPackIFW

This module looks for the location of the command line utilities supplied with the Qt Installer Framework (QtIFW).

The module also defines several commands to control the behavior of the CPack IFW generator.

Overview

CPack IFW generator helps you to create online and offline binary cross-platform installers with a graphical user interface.

CPack IFW generator prepares project installation and generates configuration and meta information for QtIFW tools.

The QtIFW provides a set of tools and utilities to create installers for the supported desktop Qt platforms: Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.

You should also install QtIFW to use CPack IFW generator. If you don’t use a default path for the installation, please set the used path in the variable QTIFWDIR.

Variables

You can use the following variables to change behavior of CPack IFW generator.

Debug

CPACK_IFW_VERBOSE

Set to ON to enable addition debug output. By default is OFF.

Package

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_TITLE

Name of the installer as displayed on the title bar. By default used CPACK_PACKAGE_DESCRIPTION_SUMMARY.

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_PUBLISHER

Publisher of the software (as shown in the Windows Control Panel). By default used CPACK_PACKAGE_VENDOR.

CPACK_IFW_PRODUCT_URL

URL to a page that contains product information on your web site.

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_ICON

Filename for a custom installer icon. The actual file is ‘.icns’ (Mac OS X), ‘.ico’ (Windows). No functionality on Unix.

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_WINDOW_ICON

Filename for a custom window icon in PNG format for the Installer application.

Filename for a logo is used as QWizard::LogoPixmap.

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_START_MENU_DIRECTORY

Name of the default program group for the product in the Windows Start menu.

By default used CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_NAME.

CPACK_IFW_TARGET_DIRECTORY

Default target directory for installation. By default used “@ApplicationsDir@/CPACK_PACKAGE_INSTALL_DIRECTORY

You can use predefined variables.

CPACK_IFW_ADMIN_TARGET_DIRECTORY

Default target directory for installation with administrator rights.

You can use predefined variables.

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_GROUP

The group, which will be used to configure the root package

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_NAME

The root package name, which will be used if configuration group is not specified

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_MAINTENANCE_TOOL_NAME

Filename of the generated maintenance tool. The platform-specific executable file extension is appended.

By default used QtIFW defaults (maintenancetool).

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_MAINTENANCE_TOOL_INI_FILE

Filename for the configuration of the generated maintenance tool.

By default used QtIFW defaults (maintenancetool.ini).

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_ALLOW_NON_ASCII_CHARACTERS

Set to ON if the installation path can contain non-ASCII characters.

Is ON for QtIFW less 2.0 tools.

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_ALLOW_SPACE_IN_PATH

Set to OFF if the installation path cannot contain space characters.

Is ON for QtIFW less 2.0 tools.

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_CONTROL_SCRIPT

Filename for a custom installer control script.

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_RESOURCES

List of additional resources (‘.qrc’ files) to include in the installer binary.

You can use cpack_ifw_add_package_resources() command to resolve relative paths.

CPACK_IFW_REPOSITORIES_ALL

The list of remote repositories.

The default value of this variable is computed by CPack and contains all repositories added with command cpack_ifw_add_repository() or updated with command cpack_ifw_update_repository().

CPACK_IFW_DOWNLOAD_ALL

If this is ON all components will be downloaded. By default is OFF or used value from CPACK_DOWNLOAD_ALL if set

Components

CPACK_IFW_RESOLVE_DUPLICATE_NAMES

Resolve duplicate names when installing components with groups.

CPACK_IFW_PACKAGES_DIRECTORIES

Additional prepared packages dirs that will be used to resolve dependent components.

Tools

CPACK_IFW_FRAMEWORK_VERSION

The version of used QtIFW tools.

CPACK_IFW_BINARYCREATOR_EXECUTABLE

The path to “binarycreator” command line client.

This variable is cached and can be configured user if need.

CPACK_IFW_REPOGEN_EXECUTABLE

The path to “repogen” command line client.

This variable is cached and can be configured user if need.

Commands

The module defines the following commands:

cpack_ifw_configure_component

Sets the arguments specific to the CPack IFW generator.

cpack_ifw_configure_component(<compname> [COMMON] [ESSENTIAL]
                    [NAME <name>]
                    [VERSION <version>]
                    [SCRIPT <script>]
                    [PRIORITY <priority>]
                    [DEPENDS <com_id> ...]
                    [LICENSES <display_name> <file_path> ...]
                    [USER_INTERFACES <file_path> <file_path> ...])

This command should be called after cpack_add_component() command.

COMMON
if set, then the component will be packaged and installed as part of a group to which it belongs.
ESSENTIAL
if set, then the package manager stays disabled until that component is updated.
NAME
is used to create domain-like identification for this component. By default used origin component name.
VERSION
is version of component. By default used CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION.
SCRIPT
is a relative or absolute path to operations script for this component.
PRIORITY
is priority of the component in the tree.
DEPENDS
list of dependency component identifiers in QtIFW style.
LICENSES
pair of <display_name> and <file_path> of license text for this component. You can specify more then one license.
USER_INTERFACES
a list of <file_path> representing pages to load
cpack_ifw_configure_component_group

Sets the arguments specific to the CPack IFW generator.

cpack_ifw_configure_component_group(<groupname>
                    [NAME <name>]
                    [VERSION <version>]
                    [SCRIPT <script>]
                    [PRIORITY <priority>]
                    [LICENSES <display_name> <file_path> ...]
                    [USER_INTERFACES <file_path> <file_path> ...])

This command should be called after cpack_add_component_group() command.

NAME
is used to create domain-like identification for this component group. By default used origin component group name.
VERSION
is version of component group. By default used CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION.
SCRIPT
is a relative or absolute path to operations script for this component group.
PRIORITY
is priority of the component group in the tree.
LICENSES
pair of <display_name> and <file_path> of license text for this component group. You can specify more then one license.
USER_INTERFACES
a list of <file_path> representing pages to load
cpack_ifw_add_repository

Add QtIFW specific remote repository to binary installer.

cpack_ifw_add_repository(<reponame> [DISABLED]
                    URL <url>
                    [USERNAME <username>]
                    [PASSWORD <password>]
                    [DISPLAY_NAME <display_name>])

This command will also add the <reponame> repository to a variable CPACK_IFW_REPOSITORIES_ALL.

DISABLED
if set, then the repository will be disabled by default.
URL
is points to a list of available components.
USERNAME
is used as user on a protected repository.
PASSWORD
is password to use on a protected repository.
DISPLAY_NAME
is string to display instead of the URL.
cpack_ifw_update_repository

Update QtIFW specific repository from remote repository.

cpack_ifw_update_repository(<reponame>
                    [[ADD|REMOVE] URL <url>]|
                     [REPLACE OLD_URL <old_url> NEW_URL <new_url>]]
                    [USERNAME <username>]
                    [PASSWORD <password>]
                    [DISPLAY_NAME <display_name>])

This command will also add the <reponame> repository to a variable CPACK_IFW_REPOSITORIES_ALL.

URL
is points to a list of available components.
OLD_URL
is points to a list that will replaced.
NEW_URL
is points to a list that will replace to.
USERNAME
is used as user on a protected repository.
PASSWORD
is password to use on a protected repository.
DISPLAY_NAME
is string to display instead of the URL.
cpack_ifw_add_package_resources

Add additional resources in the installer binary.

cpack_ifw_add_package_resources(<file_path> <file_path> ...)

This command will also add the specified files to a variable CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_RESOURCES.

Example usage

set(CPACK_PACKAGE_NAME "MyPackage")
set(CPACK_PACKAGE_DESCRIPTION_SUMMARY "MyPackage Installation Example")
set(CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION "1.0.0") # Version of installer

include(CPack)
include(CPackIFW)

cpack_add_component(myapp
    DISPLAY_NAME "MyApp"
    DESCRIPTION "My Application")
cpack_ifw_configure_component(myapp
    VERSION "1.2.3" # Version of component
    SCRIPT "operations.qs")
cpack_add_component(mybigplugin
    DISPLAY_NAME "MyBigPlugin"
    DESCRIPTION "My Big Downloadable Plugin"
    DOWNLOADED)
cpack_ifw_add_repository(myrepo
    URL "http://example.com/ifw/repo/myapp"
    DISPLAY_NAME "My Application Repository")

Online installer

By default CPack IFW generator makes offline installer. This means that all components will be packaged into a binary file.

To make a component downloaded, you must set the DOWNLOADED option in cpack_add_component().

Then you would use the command cpack_configure_downloads(). If you set ALL option all components will be downloaded.

You also can use command cpack_ifw_add_repository() and variable CPACK_IFW_DOWNLOAD_ALL for more specific configuration.

CPack IFW generator creates “repository” dir in current binary dir. You would copy content of this dir to specified site (url).