What is a wrapper and when we create this?

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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Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
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.
Posted by: sanjay jetty 13 years ago
Yellow Belt
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.
Posted by: mekaywe 13 years ago
Brown Belt
wrapper is not a .msi file.., its an exe file which holds a .msi file inside it
Posted by: thugz888 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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
Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
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.
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