Running a script when OXT install process

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Running a script when OXT install process

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Hello,

I try to build an OXT which copy some files into a specific folder.
I don't see any events like OnInstall to do it.
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I don't see any events like OnInstall to do it.
Why you need it?
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Re: Running a script when OXT install process

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My extension runs an external program to be work.
This one must installed in a specific directory.
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Re: Running a script when OXT install process

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You may already know this, but there is extension configuration information here
https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Docume ... on_Manager
and in the links on its sidebar.
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Do the files have to be transferred on installation of the extension, or would it be sufficient that they were available when the extension is run?

In that case, start the macro Main with a call to a subroutine to transfer the files. Surround that subroutine call with a conditional, which indicates that the subroutine has been called already on this execution of OO. To do a similar task I use

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Global Run as Boolean

Sub Main

	IF not(Run) Then
	Code to do whatever I need to do
	Run = True	' Set flag to indicate that this macro has been run in this editing session
	End If

other code for main

End Sub 'Main

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Re: Running a script when OXT install process

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OK I was think that a mechanism existed to make this process automatically.
I was wrong, never mind.
I take your idea to push my files through a macro but if I uninstall my OXT, these don't removed.
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There may be an installation subroutine to do this or the possibility of entering code to do so in an installation routine, but I have never needed to do this and haven't looked. Have you checked Pitonyak?
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RoryOF wrote:Have you checked Pitonyak?
Not again but there are a lot of documents and not enough time to looking for. :ouch:
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Re: Running a script when OXT install process

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In Extension Layers
the section "Code execution during installation" mentions the possibility of running code during an extension. It appears that such code may be platform dependent.

My suggestion is that you should look for some existing extension that requires an external file(s) and modify its installation section.
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Re: Running a script when OXT install process

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RoryOF wrote: look for some existing extension that requires an external file(s) and modify its installation section.
Right
If someone has this kind of extension, let me know.
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Re: Running a script when OXT install process

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I bump the thread.
I don't find any OXT with this feature :(
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Re: Running a script when OXT install process

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On Windows you can create a simple bat file that moves files to where you want and starts the oxt installation. Or you can create a setup routine to do the same with any number of tools available. Not tried it but,

https://installforge.net/
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Re: Running a script when OXT install process

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An OXT can be OS independant. A batch is Windows only.
As said above, I try to use inner mechanism for my extension (install and uninstall event).
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