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Install file with MST from AIP

12/17/2008 2941 views
Hi all,

I have an AIP of Geomedia Pro for wich I have allready build a MST to customize shortcuts installations and stuff.
But I also need to install a licence file, and I cannot manage to have it installed from within my customized Mst.
If I add it, it builds a cab file and then when installing, it somewhat cannot find the licence file.
I believe the problem has to do with the AIP. Can someone point me the direction to follow to make it work.
Thanks again.


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perhaps you can explain what an aip is.
perhaps you can copy the license file with a shell after the msi is complete.
Answered 12/17/2008 by: aogilmor
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Hi Owen ,

I'm sorry, I meant an Administrative Install Point.
Yes I was thinking of just making a CustomAction with a command line.
I just thought there might be a more "conventional" way of doing it ;-)
Answered 12/17/2008 by: alansch64
Orange Belt

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I can't imagine what the problem might be. There's nothing special about AIPs that would prevent an MST from copying a file (or any other standard Windows Installer operation).

What does a verbose log tell you, in terms of whether your changes were applied/ignored?
Answered 12/17/2008 by: VBScab
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If you create an AIP the Word Count Summary property value will be changed to reflect uncompressed source and that it is an administrative "image".

So if you are going to store the file in a CAB you need to make sure to set the msidbFileAttributesCompressed attribute bit on the File.Attributes column and a correct Media entry of course.
Answered 12/17/2008 by: AngelD
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The log gives me a error type "1309 Error attempting to open the source file: [3]. System error code: [2]"
I don't get it ? : The error text and the log file indicates it's looking for the source file at a completely different place from where I inserted it.
If I copy it to where it's looking for it during install, it doesn't work either anyways.
I don't specially want my file to be compressed, the cab file is automaticaly generated when I save the MST. (even if I set the uncompressed attribute)
All the other files in the AIP are uncompressed.
Answered 12/18/2008 by: alansch64
Orange Belt

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Transforms can't store streams so that's why it need to be an uncompressed external file.
If you don't create an AIP and just add the file as external through the transform then that should just work.

Did you really need an AIP?
Answered 12/18/2008 by: AngelD
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I believe I do need an AIP.
I deploy through GPO and I have a MSI and MSP file for that application.
The only way I know of applying the MSP file is by creating and AIP.
Is there other ways of doing it ?
I'm considering the use of a CA to manage my way out.
Thanks for your replies.

Alan
Answered 12/18/2008 by: alansch64
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Which packaging tool are you using to add the file?
Answered 12/18/2008 by: VBScab
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I use Installer Design Studio from ScriptLogic
Answered 12/18/2008 by: alansch64
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Rats! If it had been one of the mainstream vendor tools, I could have told you how to set uncompressed external files to be used as the default. As I'm not familiar with IDS, I can't help you do that. Sorry.
Answered 12/18/2008 by: VBScab
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Ian,

You know InstEd (or ORCA) don't you!? [8D]
Answered 12/18/2008 by: AngelD
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You know InstEd (or ORCA) don't you!? Indeed I do, yes [shudder]. Given my reaction, are you wondering why I haven't recommended its use here?
Answered 12/18/2008 by: VBScab
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ORIGINAL: VBScab

You know InstEd (or ORCA) don't you!? Indeed I do, yes [shudder]. Given my reaction, are you wondering why I haven't recommended its use here?


Not regarding recommendation but it would be easy to just change the word count (summary) property through ex. InstEd or ORCA.
Answered 12/18/2008 by: AngelD
Red Belt

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No wonder it was driving me nuts... do you believe that all that trouble came from a simple missspelling between a l and I ?? God !! I'm taking an appointment to the optician right away !

Sorry to have bothered for such a goofy thing... it works fine now.

Cheers and Merry Christmas.
Answered 12/19/2008 by: alansch64
Orange Belt

 
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