[wix-users] SWID tag - removed when Bundle is 'updated'
phill.hogland at rimage.com
Thu Aug 27 11:43:15 PDT 2015
I added a swid:tag to my Bundle. (I did not add to any of the Products elements yet, just the Bundle element).
I installed the Bundle on a clean test system (Win 8.1 x64). After a successful install the swidtag folder was at the expected path with the file [WixBundlName].swidtag.
After making unrelated changes, I re-built my Bundle (which follows the MajorUpgrade behavior with a new 'Id', an incremented version, but the same UpgradeCode). I copied v2 of this Bundle to the test system and installed it. After the new Bundle was installed the swidtag folder which had previously existed was no more. I ran repair, and after doing that the swidtag folder still did not exist. I uninstalled the Bundle, then installed the Bundle (the same v2 that was just repaired and then uninstalled), and after this "Install" succeeded the swidtag folder existed as it had previously.
I captured all of the logs related to the original install of Bundle v1, the update to Bundle v2, the repair, the uninstall, and second Install of v2. I did not find reference to creating the swidtag in the Bundle log, so I am not sure which portions of the log would be helpful for me to post. Unfortunately I used my biggest most complex Bundle ( over 250 packages) for this experiment. I should probably pick a simpler test scenario and repeat the experiment. However I post this information in the event it might be helpful, as I suspect that the removal of the swidtag folder in a subsequent re-build of the same Bundle is not intended. Do you want me to file a bug?
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