Thanks a lot!!!
One more question -
Have you any idea about InstallAware 7. This package is also used for creating installation package. Which one is better to use InstallAware or WiX2.0.
Karthik Krishnan <vulcan3d@...> wrote: Adding wix-users back to the thread.
To answer your last question first, I know of no real way of telling what tool created the .MSI, except perhaps if Installshield has placed references in the Registry table of the .MSI. You might see things like "Installshield_InstallDriver)
If all you have is the .MSI to work from, you're in for a bit of work. Get the platform SDK, install Orca, open up the .MSI and inspect it. This should give you an idea of what to work towards, and a reference point to examine the output from dark. You can actually edit the .MSI within Orca, but you might want to do some reading first.
You might end up having to recreate some of the work. If the .MSI contains custom actions, those can be extracted and re-incorporated into your project, and if there are a lot of files, well, I'd just install it, copy the files to a different place, and point my .wxs at them.
Personally, I've made the switch to WiX v3, as none of the open bugs affect any of my projects. If this is your first time with Wix, I'd suggest v2, there are excellent tutorials and plenty answered questions in the mailing lists' archive. As Bob said in another email, Wix v2 is a low risk option, Wix v3 is medium risk.
On 8/24/07, V K Gangwar <gangwar_vk@...> wrote:
I have few more doubts.
I have .msi package with all .dll and .exe files.
I have to add some more features in existing .msi package.
What approach I should follow and what version of WiX tool I should use?
What I did -
I downloaded WiX 3.0 binaries nad votive3.0. Using dark I got my .wxs file (with few warnings, as I already mentioned), Now I am going throw the .wxs file and trying to understand this.
Is my approach is right? Otherwise there is a better way to comeout from my problems.
One more thing that how one will know that particular .msi is build from WiX tool only. As I know that there are so many tools to create a .msi file.
Karthik Krishnan < vulcan3d@...> wrote: I don't think Dark has been completely updated for use with WiX v3 yet. You might have better luck with v2.
That being said, I've never trusted the output from Dark for anything other than a reference point to begin work from.
On 8/22/07, V K Gangwar <gangwar_vk@...> wrote: Dear All,
First time I am using WiX. I am working on wix-3.0.2925.0-binaries. I am using WiX with MS Visual Studio 2005.
I have a .msi file which I have decompiled using dark.exe decompiler and got a .wxs file. Again I tried to build this .wxs file with my application code. Now I am getting errors.
What should I do? Is there any version mismatch problem. I have to add some patch with my wix binaries because I read that wix3.0 is not stable.
I also got few warnings while decompile the .msi file. Following are the warnings.
Please help me.
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