key files are not copied during reinstall
Posted 26 November 2003 - 21:51
My reinstall work fine except, when i reinstall whole project (all the features) it copies all the files except the key files.
is this know issue for install shield 7.4??
Posted 27 November 2003 - 01:48
Posted 02 December 2003 - 16:04
when i first try to reinstall, key files are the only files that i can manage to copy.
but i have added some other conditions such as :
ReinstallMode omus Repair="1"
Reinstall Feature1 Repair="1"
Reinstall Feature2 Repair="1"
Reinstall Feature3 Repair="1"
(1)i install feature1 only then reinstall, it works fine.
(2)i remove whole project then install all the features in my project. then i reinstall, all the files are copied except the key files.
as you mention, this is very strange. does this mean i can not reinstall whole project??
Posted 16 December 2003 - 15:56
i tried p, e, d, and a. but those did work as i intended it to.
reinstall works ONLY when the key files are missing from the local machine.
i modified the key files and delete other files, it fails to reinstall.
has anyone experienced this ??? and found the solution??
Posted 20 December 2003 - 09:53
If you schedule a custom action before costing in the user interface sequence and have this action delete the file you want replaced, then the component will be reinstalled when you install since windows installer doesn't "see" that the file was alredy installed.