Hm, it’s hard to say what’s going wrong with a custom application. All I can 
say is that the installers work for us with the MitkWorkbench and our 
applications. We use the common CMake functionality for packaing. Special rules 
are in mitkInstallRules.cmake. One thing that’s a bit different in our 
packaging is the way to specify the MSVC distributable. For example, if you 
built your code with Visual Studio 2017, theres a CMake variable called 
“CMAKE_Visual Studio 2017_REDISTRIBUTABLE” for the MITK build which is supposed 
to be set to the redist installer.

From: Paolo Cabras []
Sent: Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2018 09:41
To: Dinkelacker, Stefan;
Subject: Re: [mitk-users] deploying

I am sorry... I don't know why I took the last version (it was written to take 

Now the packaging is done but it seems incomplete : in 
_CPack_Packages/win64/NSIS/my_project-0.1.1-win64, only the Microsoft Visual 
C++ Redistributable Package (added setting CPACK_VISUAL_STUDIO_PRODUCT_NAME and 
CPACK_VISUAL_VERSION_MAJOR variables in the CMakeLists.txt) and the files of  
my_project's bin directory are present. Furthermore, when launching the 
executable created by the installer, an error is returned saying that some mitk 
dll is not present on my pc.

How can I automatically include (and then install) all MITK and 3rd party 
libraries necessary for running my application (on a different system) ?

Thank you again for your help!


Le 16/mag/2018 à 11:09, Dinkelacker, Stefan a écrit :

Hi Paolo,

did you install NSIS 3.x or 2.x? You need 2.x.



-----Original Message-----

From: Paolo Cabras []

Sent: Mittwoch, 16. Mai 2018 10:43


Subject: [mitk-users] deploying

Hello everybody,

I would like to create a windows installer for my application based on

mitk (no workbench plugin). I have installed nsis, but when I run the

'cpack' command within the build directory the following error appears :

CPack: Create package using NSIS

CPack: Install projects

CPack: - Run preinstall target for: my_project

CPack: - Install project: my_project

CPack: Create package

CPack Error: Problem running NSIS command: "E:/App/NSIS/makensis.exe"


Please check

[path_to_build_dir]/_CPack_Packages/win64/NSIS/NSISOutput.log for errors

CPack Error: Problem compressing the directory

CPack Error: Error when generating package: my_project

and from NSISOutput.log :

!macro: macro named "RemoveSection" already found!

Error in script

"[path_to_build_dir]/_CPack_Packages/win64/NSIS/project.nsi" on line 127

-- aborting creation process

I am using QtCreator, but the behavior is the same when compiling the

"PACKAGE" project with Visual Studio 2015.

Do you have any suggestions ? Am I missing something ?

Thank you very much in advance for your help!


Paolo Cabras

Research Engineer

Automatic, Vision and Control Team

ICUBE (UMR 7357 CNRS-Université de Strasbourg)

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