[wix-users] Bootstrapper and patching

Patterson, Brent bcpatterson at xactware.com
Thu Aug 4 09:16:34 PDT 2016


Yes.  I have a tool that builds both MSI/MSP and the bootstrapper bundle.  The tool replaces the version number, so they're always the same.  I.e. If MSI is 2.0.0.0, bundle is 2.0.0.0.  If MSP is 2.1.0.0, the patch bundle is 2.1.0.0.  But since the bundle hides the MSI, it shows the bundle's version number, and not the MSI/MSP's version.  I want to update the bundle's version number.

Thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Robert Goodridge
Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:20 PM
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Subject: Re: [wix-users] Bootstrapper and patching

With our baes MSI/MSP the version number is not updated in the original MSI entry in Programs & Features. So when the Bundle doesn't do it either, its at least consistent. So, do your MSI/MSP actually update the Version number?

Warm regards

Rob Goodridge | CloudArchitect | LANSA Product Centre

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Patterson, Brent
Sent: Thursday, 4 August 2016 2:56 AM
To: wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org
Subject: [wix-users] Bootstrapper and patching

I ran into a patching issue.  The MSI and MSP as generated works fine.  But the bootstrapper bundle that includes them don't quite work.  Here's the scenario:

Each patch is sequential, meaning all previous patches has to be applied in order before current one can be patched.
Each patch has its own bundle, with only the MSP in the chain.

This works fine with MSI/MSP, but when I add bootstrapper bundle with custom UI, the 2nd patch refuses to apply.  However when I run MSP manually, it is applied.  I noticed that the patch bundle didn't increment the version number, nor show up in list of installed updates when applied.

We'd like the patch bundle to increment the bootstrapper version in "Programs and Features" list, and it be able to apply sequential patches.  I've looked but only found info about "installed updates", but not incrementing bootstrapper version in "Programs and Features".  How can this be done?

Thanks!

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