MSI (MS Installer)
dclark at akamail.com
Mon Dec 9 16:16:47 CST 2002
Uwe Bonnes wrote:
>>>>>>"Zsolt" == Zsolt Rizsanyi <rizsanyi at myrealbox.com> writes:
> Zsolt> On Monday 09 December 2002 17:54, Scott Cote wrote:
> >> I've found that many of the test applications I've tried installing
> >> failed due to the lack of MSIEXEC. If it is implemented, could you
> >> tell me where to find it? If not, I'd like to contribute, could you
> >> tell me if any work has been done and who to coordinate with?
> Zsolt> It is not implemented. That's sure. (Tough installing MS Office
> Zsolt> 2k installs it for you) I have not heard anybody speaking about
> Zsolt> implementing it on this list (I'm listening here since about a
> Zsolt> year).
> We don't need to implement every MS dll. We only need to implement:
> - core dlls (kernel32, comclt32, ...) which applications expect to be
> - dlls used for compiling/porting (msvcrt)
> I guess this msiexec is not loaded to the system after a clean
> Windowsinstall. In this case the installer must cope with the situation that
> msiexec is not there and must provide it itself.
And just as a bit more info, MSI can be downloaded freely and directly
from Microsoft. Just go to
Type "msi" into the search box, and a couple different versions are
available. Seems to work fine.
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