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RE: MSI - Unattended Install (1.2.4 + 1.2.5) ignores %ProgramFiles%

From: Matthias Behnke <Behnke_at_fzi.de>
Date: 2005-10-28 18:33:18 CEST

Hi Stefan,

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn@gmail.com]
>Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 8:14 PM
>To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
>Cc: Matthias Behnke
>Subject: Re: MSI - Unattended Install (1.2.4 + 1.2.5) ignores
>%ProgramFiles%
>
>Matthias Behnke wrote:
>
>> when using msiexec with /q (Quiet Install), TortoiseSVN
>(tested with 1.2.4,
>> 1.2.5) ignores the %ProgramFiles% or equivalent in the reg and always
>> installs into "C:\Program Files".
>> On a german windows this is of course a problem. I did not
>test if it would
>> be a problem on installations with no drive c:.
>>
>> It would be nice if you could release a simple zip with manual setup
>> instructions for shell integration etc. so I can build my own MSI.
>>
>> I'm currently not a member of the mailing list, so please
>put me on cc if
>> you send answers to the list.
>
>You can extract the binaries with ORCA. There's no need to have us
>provide a zip with the binaries. And the instructions on how
>to install
>the binaries manually are also part of our sourcecode. Just check the
>folder /trunk/src/TortoiseSVNSetup. There you'll find the WiX
>scripts we
>use to build the msi.
>
>Maybe you can help us fix this in the WiX scripts directly? I mean if
>you're able to create your own msi's, you must know a lot about the
>internals of msi...
>
>Stefan

Unfortunatly my knowlegde of MSI is rather limited :) I'm using Advanced
Installer to build MSI-Packages which is a very efficient tool but doesn't
require deeper knowledge of msi. You only have to know, which actions
(filecopies, shortcuts, registry, custom actions, rights, com etc.) have to
be done on setup and perhaps uninstall.
I will build a package with that tool and perhaps you can reverse engineer
the whole package then to WiX :)

Matthias

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