[antony@antgel.co.uk: .msi files]

Antony Gelberg antony at antgel.co.uk
Fri Aug 1 20:05:57 CDT 2003


On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 10:52:03PM +0100, Robert Shearman wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 16:03:01 +0100
> > From: Antony Gelberg <antony at antgel.co.uk>
> > To: wine-devel at winehq.com
> > Subject: [antony at antgel.co.uk: .msi files]
> >
> > Does Windows Installer work?
> 
> Yes, I have installed MSN Messenger using it.
> 
> > I've tried installing bout the 98 and 2K versions under wine, but only
> > get:
> >
> > cdrom $ /usr/local/bin/wine ./instmsiw.exe
> > fixme:win32:PE_CreateModule Security directory ignored
> > fixme:process:CreateProcessA (X:\IXP000.TMP\msiinst.exe,...):
> > NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS ignored
> 
> This is your problem. Only the Win9x version of MSI works at the moment and
> only if your version is set to Win9x in your config file. I submitted a few
> patches a while ago to get the WinNT version a bit further but it needs a
> load of security functions which aren't implemented (properly) yet. There
> was talk a while ago about reimplementing MSI in Wine, but we rejected the
> idea on the grounds that it was undocumented, very complicated and not
> needed yet.
> 
> > On another note, I'm really surprised that the wine-users list is so
> > quiet as it's such an important bit of software.
> 
> I apologise for this. We do have a few developers that regularly post there
> (including me on occasions), it just seems you caught us at a busy moment.
> 
> Rob
> 

Thanks Rob.  It installed straight away.  I've changed "Windows" =
"win98" in my config now.  I suppose it doesn't matter that much as long
as I can run apps - I had it set to winxp from a stability point of
view, which seems a little stupid, the more I think about it.

However, my app (Championship Manager 4) still won't install.

src $ wine /cdrom/setup.exe 
fixme:ntdll:NtOpenThreadToken
(0xfffffffe,0x00000004,0x00000001,0x406907f4): stub
fixme:advapi:SetThreadToken ((nil), (nil)): stub (NT impl. only)
fixme:ntdll:NtOpenProcessToken (0xffffffff,0x00000008,0x406907f0): stub
fixme:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken (0xcafe,1,0x4069062c,80,0x4069067c):
stub
fixme:advapi:SetThreadToken ((nil), 0xcafe): stub (NT impl. only)
wine: Unhandled exception (thread 0009), starting debugger...
err:seh:start_debugger Couldn't start debugger ("debugger/winedbg 8 68")
(2)
Read the Wine Developers Guide on how to set up winedbg or another
debugger
src $ 

I then ran it with winedbg, producing this:
Stopped on breakpoint 1 at 0x00415d7f (setup.exe.EntryPoint in
setup.exe)
Wine-dbg>cont
No debug information in 32bit DLL 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSI.DLL'
(0x410d0000)
fixme:ntdll:NtOpenThreadToken
(0xfffffffe,0x00000004,0x00000001,0x406907f4): stub
fixme:advapi:SetThreadToken ((nil), (nil)): stub (NT impl. only)
fixme:ntdll:NtOpenProcessToken (0xffffffff,0x00000008,0x406907f0): stub
fixme:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken (0xcafe,1,0x4069062c,80,0x4069067c):
stub
fixme:advapi:SetThreadToken ((nil), 0xcafe): stub (NT impl. only)
No debug information in 32bit DLL 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CABINET.DLL'
(0x410e0000)
Loaded debug information from ELF '/usr/local/lib/wine/cabinet.dll.so'
(0x410d0000)
First chance exception: page fault on read access to 0xfffffff5 in
32-bit code (0x004036e1).
Register dump:
CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:008f GS:0000
EIP:004036e1 ESP:4068ec1c EBP:00000001 EFLAGS:00010246(  R- 00  I  Z-
-P1 )
EAX:00000000 EBX:40ec5040 ECX:4068e8bc EDX:400d5d84
ESI:00000001 EDI:00000000
Stack dump:
0x4068ec1c (NTDLL.DLL.sqrt+0x36986c):  00000000 0040365e 00403683
40690bc8
0x4068ec2c (NTDLL.DLL.sqrt+0x36987c):  0041ec48 ffffffff 40690bd4
00407d0c
0x4068ec3c (NTDLL.DLL.sqrt+0x36988c):  4068fd60 000003e8 40ec5040
00000001
0x4068ec4c (NTDLL.DLL.sqrt+0x36989c):  00690000 00700000 00000000
00000000
0x4068ec5c (NTDLL.DLL.sqrt+0x3698ac):  00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000
0x4068ec6c (NTDLL.DLL.sqrt+0x3698bc):  00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000
0x4068ec7c (NTDLL.DLL.sqrt+0x3698cc): 

0011: sel=008f base=400e9940 limit=00000fff 32-bit rw-
Backtrace:
=>0 0x004036e1 (setup.exe..text+0x26e1 in setup.exe) (ebp=00000001)

0x004036e1 (setup.exe..text+0x26e1 in setup.exe): movl
0xfffffff4(%ebp),%ecx
Wine-dbg>

I have since run it (within script) with -debugmsg +relay, but the 
output file was 3 megs, and I don't even know exactly what I'm looking
for.  Doesn't help that the stack trace gets interspersed with the
function calls.

Having said that, there are lots of calls like:
0009:Call kernel32.GetStdHandle(fffffff5) ret=4049f965
in the log.

I have no idea about Windows programming (but I learn fast!).  I'd
understand if it fell over because 0xfffffff5 was protected, but as it's
been doing that all the way through, I'm a little confused.  Also, I
don't know why it's using NTDLL.DLL when I am running as win98?

I know I'm kind of in at the deep end, but I'd really like to get this
to run, so if anyone can give me some pointers that would be great (no
pun intended!).

Antony



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