[wix-users] Burn: Making full and lite version of installer

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 03:08:06 PDT 2020

I've seen people mention this before (like here
but I can't find an issue for it. Maybe you'll be the person who finally
creates an issue for it?

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 12:35 AM Jonas Juffinger via wix-users <
wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> we have a software that is fairly small (a few MB), but needs some big
> software packages to run, for example .NET and MatLab.
> We currently have two burn installers, one full installer containing all
> packages that is over a GB and a small one with only our application that
> has 8MB.
> Our application is installed through WiX, the others are ExePackages with
> Permanent="yes".
> Now to my question:
> We would like to have, that the two installers behave like one. For
> example if the application was installed with the full installer also the
> small installer should detect the installation and show the interface with
> uninstall and repair and vise versa.
> Is there an easy way to do that?
> Thank you for your help,
> Jonas
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