[wix-users] Need to combine two installers -- one is a bundle
Jacob.Hoover at greenheck.com
Thu Apr 20 14:17:39 PDT 2017
A bundle isn't for running applications, it's for managing installations (prerequisite checks, chaining a mix of Msi/Msp/Exe based installs, bundle updates, etc).
What is your MSI installing? Is it an application or a series of installers? If it's the latter, then it can all done in a bundle without the need of the MSI.
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Sean Krupa
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:07 PM
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Subject: [wix-users] Need to combine two installers -- one is a bundle
Thanks for taking the time to read my question. I'm going to apologize in advance -- if my knowledge is incomplete or I use language that doesn't seem quite right it's because I'm a hardware guy who got dragooned into building an installer for a project that's up against a deadline.
Here's what my project entails:
Build an installer that copies a bunch of files and runs a few applications.
So far using Wix tutorials and Nick Ramirez's Wix cookbook I've been able to do the following:
1. Create an installer that successfully copies all the files that I want -- heat.exe makes a components.wxs from a folder of the relevant files and components.wxs gets referenced in my product.wxs.
2. Create a separate installer that successfully runs the applications I want using a bundle (bootstapper, chain, relevant packages).
What I can't seem to figure out is the best way to merge these two into one seamless installer. I can't add the bundle to my product.wxs directly. The simplest solutions seams to be adding a bundle.wxs to my solution and then referencing it in the product.wxs as well. I can't find any examples of how to correctly reference it.
If someone could offer some advice on how to correctly reference the bundle or alternatively if there is a simpler way to add my two installers together, I'd be very interested in hearing it.
Sean Krupa, Ph.D.
Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
o. 202-767-2193 c. 724-561-8932
e. sean.krupa at soteradefense.com<mailto:sean.krupa at soteradefense.com>
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