I am using Wise to package Netscape 8, but when I compile the msi I receive the following errors. “File with key <keyname> located at <location> could not be compressed. This may be a temporary file location. Make sure file <keyname> has a source path”. I also receive this error, “The file <filename> is missing a source path. Add the source path by opening the file details”

Can someone explain what these errors are and how I correct them? When creating the msi I ran through the capture process without making any modifications, and then tried compiling.

Thanks.

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In the Directory table I found the directory parent field is higlighted in red for these two rows.

Directory | Dir_Parent|DefaultDir
Netscape_browser3|Wise|netsca~2|Netscape Browser
Netscape|Installdir2|Netscape

Any ideas?
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Do the files exist in the path that is mentioned in the WiseSourcePath table? (For example do you compile the package now on the same machine as you created the package?)
Otherwise either try to correct the path to meet your environment (i.e. your package server) or try to convert it back into a .wsi (by using Tools, MSI to WSI Conversion) then it extracts all the files needed...

Hope that helps
Answered 02/03/2006 by: rpfenninger
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If you get red lines within the Directory table, it seems to me as you've probably deleted a few directories a little incausious...
You only get red lines when they lead to a directory (or file or whatever) that no longer exists in the package.

Now check if you still need those references otherwise just delete them.
If you still need the directories, go back to a version where they haven't been deleted yet...
Answered 02/03/2006 by: rpfenninger
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rpfenninger,

Thanks for the reply. Yes I am compiling the package on the same machine where I created the package. I tried to use the MSI to WSI Conversion tool earlier but it's greyed out for some reason. I will keep plugging away to see what I can come up with.

Thanks.
Answered 02/03/2006 by: rj01
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File with key <keyname> located at <location> could not be compressed:--- means, these files are no longer located on your source machine, which you can exclude from you package.

The file <filename> is missing a source path :- If the sourcepath is missing in the wisesourcepath in WSI re add the file which will get the source path into you wisesourcepath table. For MSI you don’t have to.

If you are having red fields in your Directory table, which means it is missing the parent directory. If you have not messed up with directory table, you can just directly delete all red fields’ rows. But be careful while deleting, you might delete some useful rows too, which will lead into problems.

MSIRam
Answered 02/03/2006 by: MSIram
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Thank you both for your help. I removed all unnecessary files, corrected the directory table and the msi works.
Answered 02/07/2006 by: rj01
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