[wix-users] Custom Action - Call a Lua File
russ.haley at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 20:56:07 PST 2018
Holy crap, there's like real, *useful* help files in my wix
installation. I'm gobsmacked. I can't remember the last time I didn't
open a chm file and groan.
On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:19 PM, Russell Haley <russ.haley at gmail.com> wrote:
> My custom action returns Exit code 1 in the debug logs. I don't know
> how to pass the "relative installation path" in the CustomAction to
> the script I want called. Here is the product.wxs files with the
> custom action at the bottom. Any input would be grand.
> Full Content:
> I have an installer for Lua on Windows I'm now calling WinLua. It
> works quite well so far. I would like to add the ability at the end of
> the installation to optionally download and install LuaRocks (the lua
> package manager). I have written a Lua script to download and run it
> by calling Powershell commands from within lua. I have tested it
> running under program files and set up the installer to add the
> scripts. I have also turned Set-ExecutionPolicy to Default.
> My installer add files here:
> c:\Program Files\WinLua\Lua\5.3\
> \bin - lua.exe
> \tools fetch-luarocks.lua
> The target directory for LuaRocks also under my installed application
> path with a final installed product like such:
> Directory: C:\Program Files\WinLua\lua\5.3
> Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
> ---- ------------- ------ ----
> d----- 2018-01-31 10:20 PM bin
> d----- 2018-01-31 10:20 PM include
> d----- 2018-01-29 10:11 PM LuaRocks
> d----- 2018-01-31 10:20 PM staticlib
> d----- 2018-01-31 10:20 PM tools
> I have created a CustomAction hoping to execute the newly installed
> Lua and call the lua script file in the tools directory. I don't know
> how to us a relative path to the installation so I don't think the
> script is being found? My custom action is this:
> <CustomAction Id="RunLua"
> ExeCommand="..\tools\fetch-luarocks.lua -u" />
> <Custom Action="RunLua" After="InstallFinalize" />
> I turned on debugging in the MSI and the relevant part is this:
> Action ended 22:20:20: InstallFinalize. Return value 1.
> MSI (s) (98:0C) [22:20:20:960]: Doing action: RunLua
> MSI (s) (98:0C) [22:20:20:960]: Note: 1: 2205 2: 3: ActionText
> Action 22:20:20: RunLua.
> Action start 22:20:20: RunLua.
> CustomAction RunLua returned actual error code 1 (note this may not be
> 100% accurate if translation happened inside sandbox)
> MSI (s) (98:0C) [22:20:21:109]: Note: 1: 1722 2: RunLua 3: C:\Program
> Files\WinLua\Lua\5.3\bin\lua.exe 4: ..\tools\fetch-luarocks.lua -u
> MSI (s) (98:0C) [22:20:21:109]: Note: 1: 2205 2: 3: Error
> MSI (s) (98:0C) [22:20:21:109]: Note: 1: 2228 2: 3: Error 4: SELECT
> `Message` FROM `Error` WHERE `Error` = 1722
> Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A
> program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact
> your support personnel or package vendor. Action RunLua, location:
> C:\Program Files\WinLua\Lua\5.3\bin\lua.exe, command:
> ..\tools\fetch-luarocks.lua -u
> MSI (s) (98:0C) [22:20:24:259]: Note: 1: 2205 2: 3: Error
> MSI (s) (98:0C) [22:20:24:259]: Note: 1: 2228 2: 3: Error 4: SELECT
> `Message` FROM `Error` WHERE `Error` = 1709
> MSI (s) (98:0C) [22:20:24:259]: Product: Lua 5.3 64 Bit -- Error 1722.
> There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run
> as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support
> personnel or package vendor. Action RunLua, location: C:\Program
> Files\WinLua\Lua\5.3\bin\lua.exe, command: ..\tools\fetch-luarocks.lua
> Action ended 22:20:24: RunLua. Return value 3.
> Action ended 22:20:24: INSTALL. Return value 3.
> The full output of the log file is here: https://pastebin.com/LG7zFuKm
> Any input would be great.
> A secondary problem I have is that the installer will try to run the
> script again on uninstall. I am hoping there is a way to differentiate
> between installation and removal in a custom action? Any input would
> be great as I'm new to custom actions.
> The full installer sources are here:
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