Hi, I am new to this forum. We normally use RefWI for msi packaging. Can someone tell me what is a wrapper and how to create it. In what case we actually go for this? Thanks in advance.

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Generally speaking, a wrapper is an MSI which is built purely to run another installer. They tend to be used for ultra-problematic installers, such as [OpenCanofWorms] Oracle client[/OpenCanofWorms] or by ultra-lazy packagers who can't be bothered to re-package that installer into MSI format.
Answered 03/30/2010 by: VBScab
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Thanks for your quick response. Just one more question. As wrapper is also an *.msi, is there a quick way to know whether the given msi is a wrapper or normal msi.
Answered 03/30/2010 by: sanjay jetty
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wrapper is not a .msi file.., its an exe file which holds a .msi file inside it
Answered 03/30/2010 by: mekaywe
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One way of noticing if it is a wrapper or not is that it doesn't have ny feature, component, or file just a custom action calling for other installer
Answered 03/30/2010 by: thugz888
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its an exe file which holds a .msi file inside itI think most packagers would refer to that as a stub, since it exists purely to extract then execute the MSI.
Answered 03/30/2010 by: VBScab
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