[wix-users] Replacing old cached bundle.exe
rob at firegiant.com
Thu Sep 17 13:24:24 PDT 2015
Given the initial mistake, there isn't a good solution. Anything you do will be a very large undocumented hack.
I would recommend blocking and asking users to manually remove the old product.
The cure could easily end up being worse than the disease.
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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Roni Fuchs
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2015 1:10 PM
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Subject: Re: [wix-users] Replacing old cached bundle.exe
Hi Farrukh and Jacob,
I need to do this because I want to upgrade computers with my software that has the old installer cached (that doesn't support upgrade/silent uninstall) and I don't want them to uninstall the old version first.
I didn't write a custom action that prevents uninstalling, uninstalling is possible (in a non silent way), I just don't want to ask them to do that.
My new installer does support upgrading and silent installation, I just don't know how to "upgrade" the old cached installer.
Why is swapping the bundle not possible?
How can I create a patch bundle that upgrades the existing bundle? What's the way to do that?
Thanks in advance!!
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