Failed to build an installer

Sep 29, 2010 at 1:25 AM

Hi, there

 I tried to build a new installer of trident.  I have installed WIX on my machine, however, when I ran "make.cmd" that sits in "setup" folder, "make.cmd" cannot find "%BuildRoot%\tools\setup\createlicense.vbs".

And where should the %BuildRoot% be pointed to?





Sep 29, 2010 at 3:50 AM


Can you please follow the Developer On-boarding Guide for building a new Trident installer?

Also, you can refer the following discussion Installation using build\full.cmd in codeplex for more information.

Please let us know if this answers your question.
Trident Support Team

Sep 30, 2010 at 1:17 AM


Thanks a lot.

I followed the guide and tried again, but it failed because of a small problem:

It poped up an error message:     

0 File(s) copied
Error in building msi

This file doe exist in the folder : D:\src\Trident\target\debug\TridentManagedCustomActions.dll

The possible reason I can see is :  there is a double slash in .... debug\\TridentManagedCustomActions.dll  .. .

Is that the reason? How can I solve it?





Sep 30, 2010 at 1:40 AM
Edited Sep 30, 2010 at 3:10 AM


The error may be caused by the mix version. I used wix 3.6 sdk,not wix3.0. After I changed to wix3.0, building process was successful.