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Archived:The dependency option is not supported with embedded SIS packages (Known Issue)

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Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition, S60 3rd Edition FP1
S60 3rd Edition FP1
S60 3rd Edition (initial release)
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Created: User:Technical writer 1 (21 Aug 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (21 Jun 2012)

Description

In the S60 2nd Edition, the SISSYSTEM (SY) option in pkg file is supported for installing a shared/system component such as a DLL which may be used by multiple applications. A component of type SY will be removed when the last application using it is removed.

In the S60 3rd Edition, the SISSYSTEM option is no longer supported. According to SDK documentation, declaring dependency to an embedded SIS can serve this purpose; SDK documentation states that an embedded sis is removed when the component within which it was embedded is removed, provided that no other component has a dependency upon it.

However, the dependency option for embedded SIS packages is not working. On early firmware for S60 3rd Edition and FP1, when the main application is removed, its embedded SIS package(s) are also removed, even if another installed component has declared dependency on the embedded SIS.

How to reproduce

  1. Create a SIS package A that contains an embedded SIS B, and install it.
  2. Create another package C, and declare a dependency to B in its pkg file.
  3. Install C, then uninstall A. B is also removed from the system.

Solution

This problem is corrected in the latest software builds for S60 3rd Edition, FP1 and all FP2 devices.

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