Using MSI for patching instead of MSP.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 21:31
I have been trying to create a patch using MSI files, which gives me full control over how the patch is installed. Yes this defeats the purpose of Windows Installers patching philosophy, but Windows Installer is a nuisance anyway.
The problem is that I'm trying to find a way to have my main application uninstall all MSI patches that were installed over top of it. Has anyone had to do this before?
Posted 03 November 2003 - 21:14
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Posted 17 November 2003 - 18:32
I got so frustrated that I tried to get help from their support team, which was very disappointing. They had out install for over a week and even THEY couldn't figure out what was wrong. Our install has some custom actions, but other than that, it's pretty run of the mill.
To this day I have never seen an MSP work. It's so frustrating too because the only advice I get is people telling me that it works for them. And that they use different tools than I do. I'd like to upgrade to InstallShield and ditch Wise, but who knows if that'll solve the issue?
Microsoft really created a nasty requirement when they said that application has to use Windows Installer to be Logo Compliant. My install scripts are bulletproof! Windows Install is nothing but headaches, and it doesn't solve DLL hell.