[wix-users] Problem with Patch Bundles - Major Update bundle searches for the Patch Bundles from the previous version

Daniel Frenz dfz at mm-software.com
Tue Jan 22 05:54:21 PST 2019


I am building a WiX Bundle that should support Major Updates as well as Patches. I have now run into a problem: When I install a “Major Upgrade” bundle over a bundle that was patched via patch bundles (Bundles with .msp’s), the “Major Upgrade” bundle is looking to install the patch bundles again, and fails.

I guess this is caused by the “RelatedBundle” tag in the patch definition. But how can I prevent this?

This is my patch bundle definition:

<Bundle Name="$(var.ProductName) Patch"





    <BootstrapperApplicationRef Id="WixStandardBootstrapperApplication.RtfLicense" />

    <OptionalUpdateRegistration Classification="Update"/>

    <RelatedBundle Id="$(var.BundleUpgradeCode)" Action="Patch"/>


                    <MspPackage SourceFile="$(var.SolutionDir)..\Setup\Patch Files\Output\MyPatch.msp" />




The patch bundle has its own upgradecode while referencing the main bundle via the “RelatedBundle” tag.

I have tried giving the “Major Upgrade” bundle the same or another bundle upgradecode (with “RelatedBundle” to the old bundle), but both times I run into the problem.

Any hints about what I am doing wrong? Thanks in advance.
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