[wix-users] Burn engine hangs when run silently

Edwin Castro egcastr at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 11:18:07 PDT 2018

Wasn't there a bug a long time ago where the quit message was never
received when installing through a service? If the quit message is received
correctly when run interactively and you're using a very old version of
WiX, then perhaps you're running into this old bug.

As a concrete example, this bug affects the VC redist installer for Visual
Studio 2012 on Windows Vista but not newer OS versions.

Edwin G. Castro

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:01 AM, Rob Mensching via wix-users <
wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> Your BA controls a lot of that. Given how many bundles work, I'd focus
> there.
> PS: not saying there isn't a Burn bug... but broad-based usage suggests
> its less likely.
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> Subject: [wix-users] Burn engine hangs when run silently
> Hello everyone,
> I've been experiencing some Burn troubles lately, and was hoping the Wix
> community could shed some light on the issue.
> I have a custom Wix bootstrapper. For the most part, the installer will
> run fine and finish successfully. However, periodically the installer will
> complete the installation process (install all packages and perform all
> Custom Actions), but will hang just before it shuts down. I stepped through
> the burn project, and it looks to me like the message pump in
> RunApplication() (engine.cpp) is never getting the quit message it needs to
> finally quit the pump and proceed to the method's completion. The installer
> enters this state once the CoreApply() process competes. Has anyone else
> dealt with this (or a similar) problem before?
> Let me know if you need more information. Any insight you can provide
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!Dylan
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