Problems opening .dpk file

Posted on 2011-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi experts.  
    I am trying to open a .dpk file but I am not having much luck.  I tried to download a free trial for Delphi but the file still will not open.  If I attach the file can one of the experts open it for me?
Question by:dillonconsulting
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    A .dpk is a package and there are .pas files that probably go with it.

    You can attach it and we will try to find out what is wrong with it

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    I will have to close this request.  I have checked and I can't submit this document online it may need to be secured
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    The supplier of the dpk should provide you with a package that opens without any issues. All you need to do is download the package that corresponds to your version of Delphi. BTW, what version of Delphi are you using? and what component are you trying to install? Is it open-source or proprietory? Make sure you're downloading from a "trustworthy" source.
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    by:Geert Gruwez
    i .dpk is just text indicating which libraries it contains
    there are absolutely no secrets in
    the only secrets contained are in the libraries

    you can open a .dpk with notepad to see the text

    sample text:
    package RS15;
    {$R *.res}

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    the problem will be that you are missing some files
    which the requires references to

    the .dpk must still be compiled

    a free trial of delphi, is a personal edition
    this does not allow of creating your own components and packages from a .dpk
    you need to buy a licensed version
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    by:Geert Gruwez
    yeah right

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    just need to close ticket

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