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Qt installer framework without 7zip?



  • Hello,
    I successfully made an online installer but when someone wants to install the program, after fetching the archives from the repo, they need to be extracted. As they are in the 7zip format, it only works if the user has 7zip installed on the computer already.
    Is there a way to use another archive format, or include the 7zip library in the maintenance tool somehow?
    Or anything to make it more transparent?
    Having the user install another program before being able to install mine with the installer kind of defeats the purpose of having a simple installer.
    Thank you,



  • I found this post related to this question:
    https://forum.qt.io/topic/68171/qt-installer-and-7z-format
    Although it doesn't make it clear if you need to install 7zip on the computer or if it should just work when using the installer.


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