Need help the repackager does not finish

Greetings all,
I am new at this, I was told that this application was good for a basic msi maker.
I have been trying now for several days to use it to repackage an application called Matlab
with no success. the repackager either creates an msi that has errors when installing or the more common
fails to finish making an msi and just sits there looking at me ?

the application when installed is about 2.5GB, what can I be doing wrong ?


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Posted by: MsiCreator 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Hi Neil

Can u post more details about the repackaging time error and which tool u r using for repackaging.
Posted by: SecteUOW 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I am using Appdeploy 1.1 or was until I just found 1.2 and am now trying that.
after clicking make recipe and msi files it appears to stall on the making of the msi.
the green bar gets about 1/3 of the way across and just sits there,
I can then change the file locations and shut it down from the red X
but if left alone it just sits there doing nothing, no HDD activity etc.

I have tried this on 4 separate PCs and also a couple of VMs

I am currently trying it with 1.2 and will see how it goes.

Posted by: SecteUOW 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I get the same issue with 1.2 except it shows some registry settings missing ? 1.1 didn't.
the registries are for microsoft fusion so I ignored them and continued.

It stops with the green bar almost half way across.

Building MSI setup file is in Progress:
Directory, File and Component Table entry is in progress.

and just sits there no HDD activity, very little of anything going on.
but the MSI does appear to slowly grow in size, very very slowly.
the final msi has been of varying sizes and errors when run.

the XML file (Recipe file iis 4,536 KB in size)

any help on what I may be doing wrong would be appreciated.

Posted by: bkelly 13 years ago
Red Belt
That is one huge recipe file! You may very well be exceeding the size limitations for a CAB file inside an MSI. The repackager itself does not have any set limitation, but I'm sure there is an inherrent limit we just have not bumped up against in our testing. We are registering for a trial of Matlab now to give it a shot first hand.

BTW, this isn't already an MSI is it? I thought I heard the latest version of Matlab was an MSI but I could be wrong.

Posted by: SecteUOW 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Hmmm, ok. thanks for trying this.
I have used an ini file which is far from perfect at the moment. as the users get to see codes and servers etc.

I couldn't see an MSI on the CD just the setup.exe, but I could be wrong.
Posted by: bkelly 13 years ago
Red Belt
Often times a setup.exe will include an MSI setup. When you run it interactively look for a Windows Installer dialog or watch for the process in task manager.
Posted by: blakecmoody 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
We are attempting to use the repackager for the first time. Our program is hangin at Registry TABLE Entry is in progress. It was making progress on the size of msi file, but for the last 40 minutes it has not increased.

We are installing an application, and then upon first run of said App, the local machine downloads a patch from the server. We need the Repackager to wrap both installation and patch install into one msi.

The cabinet file is 247 MB, and the installer file is 2 MB.
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