[wix-users] FTP from burn.

Hoover, Jacob Jacob.Hoover at greenheck.com
Thu Mar 9 08:53:39 PST 2017

Fairly certain that ExePackage would support a FTP DownloadUrl, so no custom code should be required as long as the exe is truly an installer.

You'll either need locally available versions of the exe (and specify via SourceFile), or you need to add RemotePayload element(s) to describe the ftp downloaded content.

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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Phill Hogland
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:55 AM
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Subject: Re: [wix-users] FTP from burn.

A comment to the following link from Bob indicates that FTP is supported in Burn by default:


I vaguely recall discussing this issue several years ago when I first implemented CDN staged packages.  I FTP the packages up to the CDN server, and then Burn handles the download automatically, although I think it is using http, based on the ExePackage/@DownloadUrl, or MsiPackage authoring.

Custom Actions only exist in the context of a MSI which is probably not related to your question.  If you need some other format than what is currently supported by Burn, then I think you are looking at working with the wix-devs to add the functionality to the WixToolset.org source.  But I suspect that Burn already has sufficient support for your needs.

From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> on behalf of Steve De George <stevedegeorge at pivotalz.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:26:19 AM
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Subject: [wix-users] FTP from burn.

Hi all.

What is the best way to FTP a file and run it from Burn.

I have some code i found that grabs the .NET framework and downloads it (using ExePackage) and runs. It does not seem to support the FTP protocol.

Is this where you write a helper DLL and use a custom action?

Or? Thoughts.


Steve De George - Pivotal Z / NextGen Software, Inc.

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