MSI (MS Installer)

Duane Clark dclark at
Mon Dec 9 16:16:47 CST 2002

Uwe Bonnes wrote:
>>>>>>"Zsolt" == Zsolt Rizsanyi <rizsanyi at> 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
>   available 
> - 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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