Some files not automatically updated
Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:20
Right now, I'm doing manual checking of each files with updates to make sure that it is new. I mapped the files in one of my drive so i don't need to change the location. I want to get rid of the manual interventions as it is time consuming and will be implementing automated build.
Can someone please help me? I'm not sure if there are some settings that just needs to be selected. I appreciate any help. Thank you!
Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:18
Do the updated file information (like version number, size) get stored in the new MSI file?
Did you change the PackageCode when building the new MSI file (maybe Wise does this automatically for you). Compare the PackagesCodes of the two packages in Orca.
Did you generate a install log? Are there SELMGR errors in this log?
Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:21
I *think* what the OP is referring to is WPS's habit of not automatically updating a file's (let's call them) properties when it's updated.
That is, you have an MSI which refers to an EXE which is, say, v1.2.1. You're then asked to package the update, v1.2.5 (say). So, you copy the v1.2.1 project to a new v1.2.5 project, and copy in the new executable. You then open the "new" MSI, change the ProductCode and PackageCode, the ProductVersion property and so on. However, when you view the file in WPS's UI, it still shows the EXE as v1.2.1. You have to double-click the file in the UI then click 'OK' in order to make the view reflect the new properties.
I had thought that compiling the MSI sorted that, though...
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:57
I usually creates multiple builds in the same project like ex. v1.2.5 - in a week without updating the version in the build as it needs to reflect the same version of the installer. With that, it sometimes fails to update the file as well.
But I'll also check if saving the file will reflect the change.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 13:49
Also how do you update the files in the merge module? Do I just need to make sure that the dll version are updated? Or there's still some configurations that needs to be done aside from upgrading the versions.
I really appreciate your help. Thank you!
Posted 21 November 2008 - 16:04