[wix-users] WiX 2.0 question (tallow.exe -d)

Bob Arnson bob at firegiant.com
Thu Mar 10 20:09:28 PST 2016

It's a known bug with machines that have file systems that disabled 8.3 short name generation. https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/5225 

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> From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf
> Of James Burgess
> Sent: Thursday, 10 March, 2016 20:15
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> Subject: [wix-users] WiX 2.0 question (tallow.exe -d)
> Hi,
>  It has been a very long time since I have posted here (WiX has been doing
> it’s job admirably) but I’m kind of stumped on this one. Excuse me for
> referring to a really old version of WiX, it’s just been working for years so I’ve
> had no reason to touch it.
> A couple of newish machines running Windows 8.1 Pro (Windows Installer
> 5.0.9600.17905) in our office can’t build MSI’s because the output from
> tallow.exe is different. The difference is that it only writes the Name
> attribute even if the file doesn’t have an 8.3 name. We have other machines
> which are basically identical that do not have this issue even when pointed at
> the exact same directory structure. I’m imagining that something is installed
> on these machines that is making the difference (C# runtime?) but I don’t
> know enough about C# to even begin to figure out what that might be. Any
> ideas?
> Regards,
> - James
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