Reinstall not replacing missing files
Posted 28 September 2005 - 14:54
My install does not have the maintenance dialog. It's a barebones UI. Welcome, destination and "about to install" are the only dialogs. I don't have an upgrade code or upgrade table at the moment but adding these in didn't seem to help.
Any ideas on how to get the installer to reinstall missing files?
Posted 28 September 2005 - 18:57
Install your package and delete the files. After this make a reinstallation by calling the following command line:
msiexec /fomus <Path to package>
Inside Windows Installer 4.5
Posted 29 September 2005 - 14:51
Also, even if I don't have a reinstall mode implemented, why is it replacing missing directories but not files?
Posted 29 September 2005 - 15:07
If you don't have a Maintenance Interface, how do you implement ReInstall ?
Posted 29 September 2005 - 15:30
This seems to explain a few things. If the directories are the keypaths, it might explain why a missing directory will force the installer to reinstall that directory.
As for the maintenance UI, there shouldn't be any in this install. There's no feature selection either. It supposed to install files or uninstall files and in the case of reinstalls, it would ideally replace missing files or at least reinstall everything.
Posted 30 September 2005 - 22:40
My upgrade is a complete install. Small upgrade so only the package code has changed.