[wix-users] File ordering

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Mon Dec 18 17:01:29 PST 2017

File/@PatchGroup ?


  Rob Mensching
 FireGiant  |  Dedicated support for the WiX toolset  |  http://www.firegiant.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Fyodor Koryazhkin via wix-users
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:41 AM
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Cc: Fyodor Koryazhkin <fyodorkor at gmail.com>
Subject: [wix-users] File ordering

Recently I faced a problem building several non accumulative patches that can have new files comparing to base package and some changed files. If each patch has new file that other patches do not include and each of them contains the same base file that has changed then removing the latest patch returns base file of changed files but not from the latest patch.

I think that this can happen because new file that should be  added by patch breaks file sequence in upgraded MSI that is used  to build patch. As I understand the file ordering of unchanged files should not change.

So the question is: How can I control the file sequencing during the build of MSI? Is it possible at all using public WIX tools?

Fyodor Koryazhkin..

More information about the wix-users mailing list