Hello all,

I'm after some pointers on compressing uncompressed files for Reflections 12X. Is there some way of getting all the uncompressed folders into individual cabs per feature for this app. I'm using WPS 6 and I'm targetting XP SP2 boxes with WI 3.0.
I've tried the WIMakCab.vbs tool with the makecab.exe but couldn't get it to update the package or create the cabs (it only created a .ddf file).
When using the package tool from WRQ all the files and folders generated are uncompressed, which makes it a pain to deploy.

Any ideas would be appreciated,

Thanks
Wayne

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If no qualifiers are specified to the wimakcab.vbs script then I believe the default is just to generate the ddf file.

Open the wimakcab.vbs script in notepad and you'll find information in the comments lines on what the various qualifiers do.

In your case, the qualifiers you (probably) need to supply are /C /U /E.

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Spartacus
Answered 05/24/2006 by: spartacus
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Thanks Spartacus,

Yep tried that, and used those switches.

I have actually got a "unsupported" workaround which we'll run with.

I created an admin install point, then opened the rx120ilc.msi (Reflections 12 msi) in the desination folder and changed the media table entry to use external cabs with a unique name. Compiled this msi, which generated the cab file required (size reduced 310 MB to 137 MB)
I then created the transform for the resultant msi, all is well so far, still going through some conflict resolution on the SOE file.

Cheers
Wayne
Answered 05/24/2006 by: WayneB
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Hello Wayne,

Glad you have found a workaround. Out of interest though, did you try running WiMakCab.vbs (with the qualifiers) on the MSI created in an admin point rather than on the original MSI ?

I think I'm right in saying that all the external files need to be available and in their proper folder structures (as indeed they should be in the admin point) before WiMakCab will work correctly.

Assuming you have the time, it might at least be worth a try if you haven't already ...


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Spartacus
Answered 05/25/2006 by: spartacus
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