[wix-users] WiX v4-preview.0 is now available

Helge Kruse Helge.Kruse at gmx.net
Tue May 18 04:56:54 PDT 2021

On 18.05.2021 09:22, Rob Mensching via wix-users wrote:
> WiX v4-preview.0 is now available for experimentation.
> Read more: https://robmensching.com/blog/posts/2021/5/17/wix-toolset-v4-preview.0/
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Hello Rob,

I use WiX 3.x for years and I am curisous about the new version. I
wanted to give it a try. I followed the link in your blog
https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet to get .NET Core 3.1. It's
not their, bust just one click away:

I installed the ".NET runtime 3.1.15 x64"
and ran the command

C:\>dotnet install tool --global wix --version 4.0.0-preview.0
   It was not possible to find any installed .NET Core SDKs
   Did you mean to run .NET Core SDK commands? Install a .NET Core SDK from:

Okay, we are developers. So I uninstalled the .NET runtime and installed
the .NET SDK 3.1.409

This results in a different error message:

C:\>dotnet install tool --global wix --version 4.0.0-preview.0
Die Ausführung war nicht möglich, weil der angegebene Befehl oder die
Datei nicht gefunden wurde.
Mögliche Ursachen:
   * Sie haben sich bei einem integrierten dotnet-Befehl verschrieben.
   * Sie wollten ein .NET Core-Programm ausführen, aber "dotnet-install"
ist nicht vorhanden.
   * Sie wollten ein globales Tool ausführen, aber in PATH wurde keine
ausführbare Datei dieses Namens mit dotnet-Präfix gefunden.

deepl: Execution was not possible because the specified command or file
was not found.
Possible causes:
   * You made a mistake with an integrated dotnet command.
   * You wanted to run a .NET Core program, but "dotnet-install" does
not exist.
   * You wanted to run a global tool, but no executable of that name
with dotnet prefix was found in PATH.

So, I am a bit lost. Installing the .NET SDK is not sufficient.
Installing the .NET Core AND the SDK also doesn't help.
Could you elaborate a bit more about the prerequisites that are
necessary for installing and using the WiX 4.0 preview?

Best regards,

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