Re: [WiX-users] Explanation for why you can't have both a 32-bit and 64-bit installer

2007-10-02 Thread Karim MacDonald
OneReallyCoolApplication wrote: I am supposed to create a MSI package using WiX that can detect whether the computer it's on has 32-bit or 64-bit architecture, and install different files for each. I believe that this is possible (using the VersionNT64 property) *provided you're not

Re: [WiX-users] How to display text in /qb! dialog

2007-10-16 Thread Karim MacDonald
A little late for a reply but... Ben Greenberg-3 wrote: I have both Product/@Language and Package/@Languages set to 1033. When I open the package in Orca, I can see that Language is set to 1033 in the Property table. But I still get the blank window behavior. I'm using WiX 3.0.2925.0

Re: [WiX-users] heating COM componnents and getting LGHT0130 on generated registry data

2007-10-16 Thread Karim MacDonald
Hello, Eric Hybner wrote: Thanks Bob. FWIW, the problem appears to be with a default value. Removing the following registry value gets me past the issue for now. RegistryValue Root=HKCR Key=CLSID\{01D6FA3C-BCF4-35AB-820A-49ACAF99F5F8}\InprocServer32 Value=mscoree.dll Type=string

Re: [WiX-users] heating COM componnents and getting LGHT0130 on generated registry data

2007-10-16 Thread Karim MacDonald
Karim MacDonald wrote: Eric Hybner wrote: Thanks Bob. FWIW, the problem appears to be with a default value. Removing the following registry value gets me past the issue for now. RegistryValue Root=HKCR Key=CLSID\{01D6FA3C-BCF4-35AB-820A-49ACAF99F5F8}\InprocServer32 Value

Re: [WiX-users] heating COM componnents and getting LGHT0130 on generated registry data

2007-10-17 Thread Karim MacDonald
Bob Arnson-6 wrote: Karim MacDonald wrote: would replace the Class element, or if this particular Heat bug (think I saw it logged but can't find it now!) is likely to be fixed any time soon? So far, nobody's volunteered to maintain Heat so the bug isn't likely to fixed soon. I may

Re: [WiX-users] heating COM componnents and getting LGHT0130 on generated registry data

2007-10-17 Thread Karim MacDonald
Karthik wrote: The problem is that autogenerated Id is not unique. It should be simple to write a temporary postprocessor that goes through and adds Id=[unique value] to each RegistryValue element. Thank you for your reply Karthik. I don't think this is the problem, as each generated Id

Re: [WiX-users] Re gistering 64-bit Assembly

2007-10-18 Thread Karim MacDonald
peteyates wrote: fatal error LGHT0003: primary key 'regF857F4F67D6475833875D0C4140FEA 99' in column 'Registry' are duplicated in table 'Registry' Caused by your .wixobj file containing two elements that refer to the same key+value. Look at the appropriate .wixobj file to figure out the

Re: [WiX-users] wix 2.0 to 3.0 - COM registration

2007-10-24 Thread Karim MacDonald
Not a direct answer, but if you run WiX 3.0's heat.exe against your 32-bit COM DLLs then it'll generate the right Class, AppID, Interface etc. output. -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/wix-2.0-to-3.0---COM-registration-tf4682182.html#a13382551 Sent from the wix-users

[WiX-users] Easy WiX way for a custom action to call multiple utility DLLs?

2007-10-24 Thread Karim MacDonald
If my CA in MyCA.dll needs to call a fn in MyUtils.dll then I'm currently expecting to have to write a separate pair of CAs that pull MyUtils.dll out of the Binary table and then delete it at end-of-setup. InstallShield provides just such a handy pair of Custom Actions (ISSETUPFILESEXTRACT co.),

Re: [WiX-users] x64 and ProgramFilesFolder vs. ProgramFiles64Folder

2007-10-24 Thread Karim MacDonald
Geoff Finger-2 wrote: The specific problem in this case is the x64 installer was working just fine but someone pointed out that one of the files was 32 bit and thus should be installed to Program Files (x86) instead of the normal Program Files folder. On 64-bit Windows,

Re: [WiX-users] wix 2.0 to 3.0 - COM registration

2007-10-24 Thread Karim MacDonald
Nitin Chaudhari wrote: All my DLL's are .net assembly but they can be registered as COM. Sorry, I should've looked more closely at your registry entries. FWIW, here's my take on the problem:

Re: [WiX-users] wix 2.0 to 3.0 - COM registration

2007-10-25 Thread Karim MacDonald
Strele Franz-2 wrote: You can use the 'undocumented' -scom switch with heat.exe to generate only RegistryKey/RegistryValue-entries (instead of Class/ProgId/...). Many thanks Stele, for both posts: the -scom switch works perfectly I can use it guilt-free! I wonder if there's a

Re: [WiX-users] Easy WiX way for a custom action to call multiple utility DLLs?

2007-10-26 Thread Karim MacDonald
Rob Mensching-5 wrote: I'm admittedly hardcore about this but IMHO custom actions should be native code DLLs that have as few dependencies as physically possible (certainly should have no dependency on WTL). Statically linking the CRT then use as few DLLs from the system provides the

[WiX-users] What's the right way to use InstallExecuteSequence from a fragment?

2007-10-26 Thread Karim MacDonald
Hello, This may be a misunderstanding of how WiX is supposed to work. Basically... I have a Fragment file, InstallExecuteSequence.wxs, that contains only an InstallExecuteSequence node: InstallExecuteSequence Custom Action=SetProp1 Sequence=10/ /InstallExecuteSequence My problem is that this

Re: [WiX-users] What's the right way to use InstallExecuteSequence from a fragment?

2007-10-29 Thread Karim MacDonald
Bob Arnson-6 wrote: That's be design: Light is a smart linker, so it brings in only those fragments that are referenced. There are a number of *Ref elements that create such references but not a sequence reference. That's a little odd -- usually, you'd want to include a custom action

Re: [WiX-users] Heat with self-registration dlls!

2007-11-01 Thread Karim MacDonald
Sajo Jacob wrote: Thanks! that explains the exe's but how about the dlls with this issue? 64-bit DLLs? I don't know how heat.exe even manages to load and call DllRegisterServer on 64-bit DLLs (it's a 32-bit .exe in the WiX download), but it definitely doesn't produce what you'd expect.

Re: [WiX-users] Wix Integer Variables

2007-11-01 Thread Karim MacDonald
Cryptonomicon wrote: I am guessing that Package InstallerVersion=$(var.InstallVersion) Compressed=yes / and Component Id=Comp_StrawberryClassesDLL Guid=C4AB05E7-BE8D-40F2-891F-583750779D05 DiskId=1 Win64=$(var.Is64) will cause pain grief and misery? Not for me it didn't :) I

Re: [WiX-users] Uninstall a Website

2008-01-28 Thread Karim MacDonald
I'll probably not use the WiX CAs to install my website (I'm sorely tempted to!), purely because I'm worried about the possible fragility and don't want to risk it in a production environment. An alternative method that I've used is to create a new metabase property, specifically for tracking my

Re: [WiX-users] Moving existing MSI based setup to WiX roadmap

2008-02-20 Thread Karim MacDonald
Stas Klyachkovsky wrote: Could somebody share his/her experience w/ such conversion? Provided you're starting from an InstallShield MSI project, it's actually fairly straight-forward to do - should take you about a week to port a mid-complexity (I know, what sort of definition is that :-)