Microsoft Installer compatability
davidf at sjsoft.com
Wed Mar 5 04:53:42 CST 2003
Mike Hearn wrote:
>I should spam the list less :)
>Easy way to write a Wine version of MSI? Hardly important at the moment,
>but might be in future.
Hmmmm ... I might be talking nonsense warning in advance:
I had a look at this a few months back, tried to port it to Linux to
fiddle with MSIs.
If I'm correct in my memory, the problem was that it uses the Microsoft
APIs to access the MSI files (i.e. it doesn't have its own msi file
format parser), then dumps the database structure into .xml. So I guess
it wouldn't be directly helpful to get Wine to do MSI as Wine doesn't
have those API functions. Might be helpful for investigating stuff,
seing examples of code, however.
On the other hand I might be wrong so if anyone's interested they should
check with the project owner
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