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

James Burgess jrb at pixar.com
Fri Mar 11 09:28:03 PST 2016

Thank you Bob! Came in this morning and checked the machines in question and 8dot3 creation is off on the affected machines. 


> On Mar 10, 2016, at 8:09 PM, Bob Arnson <bob at firegiant.com> wrote:
> 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
>> To: wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org
>> 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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