Recent msi/package tests failures

Paul Vriens at
Tue Sep 2 00:45:25 CDT 2008

James Hawkins wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM, James Mckenzie
> <jjmckenzie51 at> wrote:
>> One file per run is all that should be created, IMHO.
> No, zero log files should be created.  This discussion is about
> reducing the time it takes to run the tests, and any logging hinders
> that effort.
OK, back to the initial discussion then.

I did find that 'System Restore' was the cause of the slowdown on a lot of (at 
least) XP and Vista systems. Patches are being sent for that.

Disabling logging as I suggested at first only helps to get rid of a few seconds 
from the total run time of these tests. The question remains however why some 
people have loads of log files in their temp directory and some don't.

Do you think that for testing purposes we could add a check in the install tests 
that shows us the number of MSI logfiles in the temp directory before and 
afterwards? Or is it enough that several people already responded to my question 
about those logfiles?



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