[wix-users] Burn engine hangs when run silently

dylanalpiger dylanalpiger at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 12 06:11:39 PDT 2018

Edwin - 
I am using Wix 3.11 working on Windows 7 and 10 systems. While this certainly sounds like the symptoms I'm seeing, my version of Wix is certainly not an older one. 

I'll keep digging through my BA. I feel like everything is in order, but I very well could have missed something. I know the Engine.Quit(0) method is being called - may I ask what exactly this shuts down? It looks to be adding the WM_BURN_QUIT message in the queue successfully - what quit messages would be expected to be posted after that? I would think that would be the end-all for any message pumps. 

    On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:18 PM, Edwin Castro via wix-users <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

 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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