[wix-users] signed bootstrapper exe failing to extract

Rick Papo rpapo at comcast.net
Thu Feb 6 06:33:59 PST 2020

In very broad strokes, drawn from code we actually use and with the names
changed to protect the innocent...

	"c:\program files (x86)\wix toolset v3.14\bin\insignia.exe" -ib
BOOTSTRAPPER.exe -o engine.exe

	Sign engine.exe

	"c:\program files (x86)\wix toolset v3.14\bin\insignia.exe" -ab

	erase engine.exe


Substitute your sign utility and the version of INSIGNIA.exe.  Use whatever
name you want for "engine.exe".

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of
Derek Wetherall via wix-users
Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:09 AM
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Cc: Derek Wetherall <derek.wetherall at gmail.com>
Subject: [wix-users] signed bootstrapper exe failing to extract

Dear experts,
i have a digitally signed bootstrapper executable that works absolutely fine
if uncompressed, but if we compress the msi it failed with...

Error 0x80070001: Failed to extract all files from container, erf: 1:2:0

for security reasons we have to sign the executable outside of wix.

Has anyone seen this before?
I see references on the net to signing the engine as well.
Is this the issue?

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