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* uninno * 0. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Copyright 3. Usage 4. Development 5. Links 1. Introduction uninno is a portable unpacking tool for Inno Setup (IS) installers. Inno Setup is a popular tool for creating software package installers for the Microsoft Windows operating system. It was written in Delphi by Jordan Russell, Martijn Laan and others. It is available under an open source licence. This tool was originally conceived as a means to extract the data files from GoG (Good old Games) installer packages, as obtained legally from their web site (www.gog.com). Back at the time, many of these games had ports or alternative runtimes for platforms not officially supported by GoG. To make the games work, an extraction tool was needed, and the result of this is uninno. Later on, uninno became a small research project for studying computer language parsing and automatic code generation. It will still be updated occasionally. 2. Copyright uninno and all its components are Copyright (C) 2012-2015 by Gregor Riepl <firstname.lastname@example.org> All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. The data extraction routines were generated based on the Inno Setup source code, while the rest of the software was written from scratch. See http://www.jrsoftware.org/files/is/license.txt for the Inno Setup license. Neither the author not uninno are affiliated with Inno Setup or its developers in any way. 3. Usage To just use uninno as a Inno Setup extractor, run the uninno.pl utility. $ ./uninno.pl setup.exe It will extract all files from the application part of the installer archvive and put them into ./app Various Perl modules are required. You can either install them from CPAN or using your package manager (if available). These are: Switch DateTime Digest::CRC IO::Uncompress::AnyInflate IO::Uncompress::Bunzip2 Compress::Raw::Lzma 4. Development uninno consists of a bunch of Perl packages that handle different stages of the analysis and extractiong process. Dissection of the installer executable is provided by Win::Exe, which has some submodules for each of the PE's parts. Setup::Inno provides a frontend for parsing the setup.0 (metadata) and setup.1 (compressed files) parts of the Inno Setup installer. To improve code reuse and facilitate handling of all the installer versions, all version-specific code is represented in a (linear) class hierarchy, spanning from a base class with simple code stubs over the first open source Inno Setup release (2.0.8) up to the most recent version. Each class in the hierarchy has override points that implement headers, decompression and custom handling required for this version or its descendants. Secondary to that is a set of data structure parsers for each exact Inno Setup version. These can be generated from the Inno source code, as outlined below. Version numbers are coded in 4 digits: x.y.z -> xyzz. The last version part has two digits and is zero padded. Example: 2.0.8 -> 2008 Inno Setup has used many different compression algorithms in the course of its history, with varying degrees of compatibility with standard software. zlib, bzip2, LZMA and LZMA2 compression are supported by uninno, using corresponding Perl modules. LZMA compression uses a lot of memory currently and performance is poor, as the API of Compress::Raw::Lzma is very low-level and hard to use in a straight-forward way. A better implementation is being worked on. Starting with support for Inno Setup 5.5.0, a new approach is used to create the various structure parsers. Using a custom Delphi grammar based on an old edition of the Delphi Language Guide, Projects/Struct.pas from the Inno source code is processed and dissected. Then, a Perl module is generated that can parse binary data represented by the data structures in that file. The grammar can be found in DelphiGrammar.pm, the code for the generator in ParserGenerator.pm. To generate a new parser, you need the Perl module Marpa::R2. You also need the specific Inno Setup Struct.pas you'd like to implement support for. The makeissrc.pl utility can clone the official git repository for you and optionally download and patch in older versions from their respective source files. It will put the repository into ./innosetup by default. The tool will call the external wget, unzip and git utilities to its work. The makestruct.pl tool can then be used to access this repository to generate new parsers for a specific Inno Setup version. Run: $ ./makestruct.pl --src /path/to/innosetup --version 5.5.0u specifying the source code path and the version number. Versions with a u at the end are Unicode versions, which means that all strings are interpreted as UTF-16. Non-Unicode installers have their strings stored using Windows code page 1252. It is recommended to always create a Unicode and a non-Unicode version when generating a parser for a new version. Output will go to Struct5500u.pm in this case, which needs to be put into Setup/Inno/ to make Inno.pm find it. 5. Links Inno Setup: http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php innounp: http://innounp.sourceforge.net/ Good Old Games: http://www.gog.com (they sell DRM-free digital copies of vintage PC games, their installer is built with Inno Setup 5) Object Pascal Language Guide for Delphi: http://tinyurl.com/nowcn6c