Bug 55855 - Move "Create Installer Package" location to be non-side by side with app?
Summary: Move "Create Installer Package" location to be non-side by side with app?
Status: RESOLVED ANSWERED
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Mac Add-in ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2017-05-01 14:02 UTC by Chris Hamons
Modified: 2017-05-03 20:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Chris Hamons 2017-05-01 14:02:06 UTC
Over the years multiple people have been bitten by the "fun" bug of the Apple installer:

If you have a App NEXT TO the pkg when you install, it will for some crazy reason install on top of the app and not in application.

Do a clean, move the pkg somewhere else, and try running it again.

The user here suggested moving it to a sub folder on output. 

https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/94361/installer-updater

That seems like a reasonable suggestion, but I'm currently unsure if it is a safe non-breaking change.

Research on if moving output files is considered breaking will be needed.
Comment 1 Jeffrey Stedfast 2017-05-03 20:01:05 UTC
This will break customers who rely on the current location in things like CI build systems :\
Comment 2 Chris Hamons 2017-05-03 20:08:52 UTC
Then likely it's a no-go IMO :(