[mapguide-internals] My MSI Install Issues

Jackie Ng jumpinjackie at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 09:33:27 EDT 2009

I've been searching far and wide for a bootstrapping solution and I cannot
believe that no such solution exists! Either they fall short of our
requirements, will be in the next version, have stupid un-workable
bugs/design decisions or licensing prevents us from using it.

I suppose we could write our own (using something like this as a starting
But that is really the last resort!

- Jackie

Jason Birch wrote:
> I guess we could ask if they'd be willing to share the installer portion
> with an lgpl product under a different license...
> Hmm.  I couldn't find an option for installing the redist either.  This
> is a total hack, but I wonder guess we could create an MSI that just
> installs the redist MSMs, and then chain that before the MapGuide MSI.
> Jason
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jackie Ng
> Sent: March-17-09 1:53 PM
> To: mapguide-internals at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: RE: [mapguide-internals] My MSI Install Issues
> Yeah I looked at eraser, then saw the GPL sign and knew integration was
> not
> possible.
> I looked at setupbld.exe, but nowhere could I find out how to specify
> pre-requisites (ie. vc_redist) thus defeating the purpose really.
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