Application Packaging Developer's Guide

Individually Relocatable Objects

Individually relocatable objects are not restricted to the same directory location as collectively relocatable objects. To define an individually relocatable object, you need to specify an install variable in the path field in the prototype file. After specifying the install variable, create a request script to prompt the installer for the relocatable base directory, or a checkinstall script to determine the path name from file system data. For more information on request scripts, see Writing a request Script and for information on checkinstall scripts, see How to Gather File System Data.

Caution – Caution –

Individually relocatable objects are difficult to manage. Use of individually relocatable objects might result in widely scattered package components that are difficult to isolate when installing multiple versions or architectures of the package. Use collectively relocatable objects whenever possible.