[wix-users] Request for additional information on installing WiX Bootstrapper prerequisite before displaying the UI
rob at firegiant.com
Tue Dec 15 10:26:09 PST 2015
Prerequisites for the BA are included in the chain and a different BA (the mbapreq) runs only the packages that are marked as prerequisites. IOW, there is only one chain, the mbapreq chooses to see only parts of it.
Note: IIRC, mbapreq wasn't quite designed to do what you are trying to do. Mbapreq "prerequisites" where designed to be prerequisites for NETFX itself. It might work for you but that's why I suggested you might look at mbapreq for inspiration but implement something more suiting your specific requirements.
Short replies here. Complete answers over there: http://www.firegiant.com/
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Ben Key
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 9:15 AM
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Subject: Re: [wix-users] Request for additional information on installing WiX Bootstrapper prerequisite before displaying the UI
I need to be able to install a MSI before the UI is displayed. The UI will depend on that package.
Specifically, we use GNU Gettext for localizing our product. We currently use the WXL files for localizing our installer but there is a push to be able to use GNU Gettext for localizing our installer UI. The idea is that the installation of the PO files and MO files for both our product and the installer UI will be in a MSI of their own. But then we need that Locale MSI to be installed before the UI is displayed.
I am well aware of that fact that prerequisites of the product can just be part of the chain but this is a prerequisite for the installer UI itself.
That cannot be part of the chain.
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