Trying to Understand Windows Installer
Posted 12 July 2005 - 14:46
I've been developing Windows Installer setups for a year, but still do not understand how some things work.
My setup is the same used for installation and upgrades. On MaintenanceType dialog, I use event Reinstall = All.
But sometimes some features do not get reinstalled, and it gives me lots of trouble, cause I dont know why. For example, in one of my clients, one specific feature appears (on log) on the ADDLOCAL property, and is not in REINSTALL property!
Then its action is set to "Local", instead of "Reinstall".
Sometimes also, features actions are "Reinstall", but its components simply appears with action "null".
What Actions control reinstallation of features and components?
How can I make it simply work?
Thank you very much for help!!!
Posted 13 July 2005 - 13:32
I did it, but found no SELMGR entry or "broken" word.
It looks the Upgrade Rules are Ok.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 13:45
From the top of my head I hae no idea what's going wrong.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 14:47
Stefan, I think this problem is caused by a structural error on my setup design.
I really would like to understand what exactly Windows Installer does to determine
actions for Features/Components.
Do you know any source where I could learn it deeply?
Posted 13 July 2005 - 17:53
|Do you know any source where I could learn it deeply?|
Reading the SDK and relevant blogs, examining log files, experiment