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Windows Installer XML (WiX) toolset

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3.6 beta release

Application Details:

Version: 3.6.1629.0
License: Open Source
URL: http://wix.sourceforge.net/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.22

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What works

heat, candle, light, dark tools

What does not

The installer doesn't work (http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27054). However, the installer is just a front-end that downloads Wix36.msi and two Wix36.cab files; you can download these directly and install them directly with msiexec. The validation feature of the light tool. Use the -sval argument to suppress validation. File hashing! The MSI files that are generated use the value 0 for the hash of all files. Embedding two files with the same length will therefore cause the second file to be extracted with the contents of the first (bug 27133). This will probably also cause issues when generating patches.

Workarounds

What was not tested

everything else

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Tools output the following messages but they appear harmless: fixme:mscoree:parse_startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy=L"true" not implemented fixme:mscoree:CLRMetaHost_GetRuntime Unrecognized version L"v4.0"

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 20 20111.3.22Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentDebian GNU/kFreeBSD Unstable "Sid"May 09 20111.3.20Yes Yes BronzeSam Morris 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12532 Multiple applications fail to install due to msi.dll MsiDatabaseGenerateTransformW stub (Autodesk DWG TrueView 2009-2021, 3D Studio Max 201X, AutoCAD 201X, Torch tool from WiX, Orca) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Read before using versions >= 3.5
The bug at http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27133 is serious and easy to miss. Make sure you aren't affected by it when you build your installer; if you use WiX 3.0 then you have nothing to worry about.
HOWTO
While WiX appears to work with Mono, there are several nasty bugs in Mono that will cause it to behave unreliably at best, and to generate subtly broken installers at worst. I have had much better experiences using .NET which should be installed by running 'winetricks dotnet20'.

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