[wix-users] Bundled bundle

Parkes, Kevin kevin.parkes at wacom.com
Wed Jul 11 08:49:43 PDT 2018

No, I don't have a DetectCondition.

Presumably I can add some sort of search to detect bundle B using burn's record keeping details? What should I be searching for?

From: Edwin Castro <egcastr at gmail.com>
Sent: 11 July 2018 16:08
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Cc: Parkes, Kevin <kevin.parkes at wacom.com>
Subject: Re: [wix-users] Bundled bundle

Does bundle A have a DetectCondition for the bundle B ExePackage?

In general, bundle A cannot automatically detect whether ExePackages are installed. It certainly would be nice if we could author a property on ExePackage that tells burn to expect a burn bundle that it can check since it knows the record keeping details of burn bundles.

Edwin G. Castro

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:08 AM, Parkes, Kevin via wix-users <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org<mailto:wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>> wrote:
I have a bundle A which includes (as an ExePackage) bundle B and the behaviour on uninstall isn't what I'd anticipated.

I find that uninstalling A doesn't uninstall B – is that usual? (And, if so, why?). The uninstall log for A shows "Detected package" for B to be "state: Absent"

Further, a customer has reported if they uninstall A then uninstall B they sometimes get a prompt for the source folder for B. The prompt appears to be asking for the (now removed) copy of B cached by A. (I have been unable to reproduce this.)

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