[wix-users] Adding file to the install package
wfdexter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 09:42:07 PDT 2018
Yes I do generally want to overwrite. The modified files in my environment
were typically changed by flailing support folks, and keeping their
ill-concieved changes is almost never desirable.
On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 12:28 PM Edwin Castro <egcastr at gmail.com> wrote:
> So you usually want to overwrite unversioned files that were modified by a
> user guaranteeing you will lose their modifications? That seems bad to me.
> The Windows Installer knows that the proper way to update a modified,
> unversioned file is to perform some kind of migration process on the file
> and, by definition, such a process would need to be a custom action or
> should be performed by the application itself.
> The Windows Installer will overwrite unversioned files that have not been
> modified which is what you do want for sure.
> Edwin G. Castro
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM, Walter Dexter via wix-users <
> wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:
>> In my experience is thats only good advice for versioned resources. If
>> it’s a bunch of text files, Windows Installer will refuse to overwrite
>> modified files which is the opposite of what I usually want.
>> > On Aug 6, 2018, at 8:49 AM, Elena Aralla via wix-users <
>> wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > in the WIX documentation I find written:
>> > "In general, you should restrict yourself to a single file per
>> component. The Windows Installer is designed to support thousands of
>> components in a single installer, so unless you have a very good reason,
>> keep to one file per component. Every component must have its own unique
>> GUID. Failure to follow these two basic rules can lead to many problems
>> down the road when it comes to servicing."
>> > Why?
>> > Can someone explain me well why for every file that I add to the setup,
>> it must be inserted in a component, with its own guid?
>> > Why can not I put files of the same type in a single component?
>> > Thanks so much!
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