We received a hotfix from Sitecore Support, but it was provided as an .update package to be installed via control panel>administration>install an update (same as Sitecore Updates system).

As we do blue green deployments on Azure, I cannot use this type of package in my continuous process.

Is there any way to convert .update packages into a traditional Sitecore Package (for package installer) or SCWDP package?

  • Gabe's answer is 100% correct, but most of the time a hotfix provided by Sitecore support does only contains config, a support dll with not any item related changes in Sitecore. if you have that kind of .update package you can use it in SCWDP package. – Mahendra Shekhawat Jun 20 '19 at 11:53

The .update package is just a compressed file. You can rename the file by replacing .update with .zip to view and extract any files that would be installed during the installation process

For items, your best bet is to install the .update package on a local instance of Sitecore and create a new Sitecore package using the Package Designer.

  • That's totally true and is what I did in this case, but I was more looking for a generic, automated way. – Bart Verdonck Jun 20 '19 at 13:12

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