[wix-devs] Building Wix 3

Ron Martin cpuwzd at comcast.net
Sun Jan 17 12:28:26 PST 2021

On 12/30/2020 1:48 AM, Blair L Murri wrote:
> '''
> The only thing that |OneTimeWixBuildInitialization.proj| ever did 
> (IIRC) is to register the strong-name key because we didn't (in v3) 
> distribute the strong-name private key file.
> '''

I am working on a bug in Wix 4, but I need to determine the behavior of 
Wix 3 in a similar situation. As a result, I am now trying to build Wix 
3. When I try to run MSBuild, I get the following error:

error WIXBUILDINIT: Strong name validation for the WiX toolset must be 
disabled on a developer machine to build. Execute 'msbuild 
from an elevated command prompt.

This brings me back to the opening quote. What is the current method of 
registering strong-name keys for Wix 3? If you are distributing keys, 
what do I have to do to avail myself of them? 
OneTimeWixBuildInitialization.proj no longer exists.



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