5. Serve the download site¶
- Request a full build of the download / repository site:
The previous contents of the output directory will be replaced. You'll now find there packages for each OS in multiple formats, some update metadata files and a download page (details). You can use whatever files you wish: there is no requirement to use them all.
The default generated
conveyor.conf file tells each package to look for updates on
localhost:8899. This is good enough for testing and Conveyor doesn't require a license for localhost projects, so grab your favourite web server and serve that directory. We recommend Caddyserver. You can just run
caddy file-server --browse --listen :8899 from inside the output directory.
- There's no way to change the site URL after release because it's included in the packages. Choose wisely!
- The Python 3 built in web server doesn't support
Content-RangeHTTP requests which is necessary for Windows
.appinstallerinstallation to succeed.
- Don't edit the
.appinstallerfile yourself. It is constructed in a special way to work around bugs in older versions of Windows, and editing the file by hand can break those mitigations. You should never have a need to edit this file as everything in it can be controlled using config.