[mapguide-internals] About the WiX installer

Kenneth Skovhede, GEOGRAF A/S ks at geograf.dk
Fri Mar 6 10:10:07 EST 2009

Hi Jackie.

I have tried to get the IIS part working.
It's fairly easy to create virtual directories in IIS via. the WiX IIS util.
But, I am stuck at figuring out how to register extensions (eg. the 
.fcgi mapping).

I have managed to run "heat.exe" on an existing IIS installation, but 
the resulting
files do not appear to have any extension mapping.

I can send you the generated files, if you want to look at them.

Regards, Kenneth Skovhede, GEOGRAF A/S

Jackie Ng skrev:
> Update:
> 1. MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH is now set properly. Reboot is required to take
> effect though.
> 2. MapGuide service installs and runs (as a result), but it only starts
> running after a reboot.
> 3. Added and customised the apache custom action supplied by Autodesk.
> 3.1. httpd.conf has all its templated values plugged in during installation.
> 3.2. php.ini has all its templated values plugged in during installation.
> 4. Apache service installs, but does not run (a problem with
> mod_mgmapagent.so)
> Problems:
> 1. Apache doesn't run (problem with mod_mgmapagent.so)
> 2. Apache custom actions also run when uninstalling. 
> Still Todo:
> 1. IIS configuration. Will try to use what's supplied in Wix. Will only use
> the Autodesk supplied ones as a last resort.
> 2. Custom UIs to change install properties.
> - Jackie
> Jackie Ng wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm trying to grok the WiX installer files. When trying to build the wix
>> installers, it is erroring out because it can't find a whole load of
>> files. 
>> Given a checkout of the mapguide svn trunk, what do I need to do to ensure
>> the wix installers build without problems?
>> - Jackie

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