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Extract files from an MSP

Hello all,

I have a package that was captured using the IS packager a while back and now the vendor has released a patch (MSP File). Well, the patch won't run because it can't find the product to update.

There is only about 5-6 files in the patch and I want to extract the files.
I think in the future, if we're capturing an install, we'll need to make sure we copy the Product code and upgrade codes to the new project so the vendor patches work in the future, if any.

So, how can I extract the files?
How do you/should you normally deal with this type of issue?


Thanks
lane

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Posted by: turbokitty 14 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
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Since no one has taken you to task yet... Why did you repackage a vendor MSI? This is precisely why you're not supposed to do that.

If you want the files out of the MSP... why not just (on a clean machine):
- install the original vendor MSI
- run a repackager snapshot
- install the MSP
- then another snapshot

It's probably better to do this then hack the MSP. You don't know what else it's doing.. like CA's.
Posted by: wiseapp 14 years ago
Second Degree Green Belt
0
I would agree with Turbo, you should avoid repackaging a vendor MSI. However you should follow the way that Turbo has discussed. However still you want to extract the MSP then do this:


Go to run type in the following command :

c:\abc.msp /xp or /extract (whichever works)

Note: Some patches are meant not to be extracted.

Revert back in case you face any issues anywhere...
Posted by: edocshare 14 years ago
Orange Belt
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OK.. I know that, but apparently the individual before and the random people throughout this org do not know that. We have a few thousand packages here.

We figured it out, there is a little util here, called MSIX, that worked great!

http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2006/04/07/571138.aspx


Thanks for the help,
edoc
Posted by: edocshare 14 years ago
Orange Belt
0
ORIGINAL: wiseapp

Go to run type in the following command :

c:\abc.msp /xp or /extract (whichever works)




This did not work, but as I stated, we found a util that works very well.

Thanks for the help,
edoc
Posted by: wiseapp 14 years ago
Second Degree Green Belt
0
Thanks! for sharing that tool Edoc. However as said earlier this command works for certain patches who are programmed to accept these switches I thought may be you're using one of them? Anyhow it works on .Net and other patches of microsoft. Thanks! once again for sharing that information.
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