[wix-users] Bundle is uninstalling a component I commented out

Hoover, Jacob Jacob.Hoover at greenheck.com
Fri Jan 17 09:49:57 PST 2020

I would say it's working as expected.  You should not comment out the MSI, but rather freeze the version of the MSI in question.  When a bundle upgrades, burn is going to remove the old bundle after the new one is installed, so any package that is no longer referenced (and isn't flagged as permanent) is going to be removed by default.

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Subject: [wix-users] Bundle is uninstalling a component I commented out

I have a bundle installer that pulls in a couple of MSIs from a suite of tools into a single installer. One of the tools was having a problem so I pulled it out by commenting out the associated <MsiPackage ... /> expecting the existing version of the tool on the machine to be retained as I upgraded (not install the new one with a bug).
However, when I ran the bundle installer, it uninstalled the tool that I commented out.

Is there a way I can retain the old version of a tool (not uninstall it) when upgrading via the installer?  Until I figure out the problem in that tool.

<Wix xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wix/2006/wi" xmlns:bal="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wix/BalExtension">
       <Bundle Name="..."
              <BootstrapperApplicationRef Id="WixStandardBootstrapperApplication.HyperlinkLicense">
                           xmlns:bal="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wix/BalExtension" />
                     <MsiPackage Id="TAC"
                                  Visible="yes" />

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