CONTEXT: I created a Bootstrapper installer in order to install, if needed, the .net framework 4.8. together with the setup program I want to deliver with it.
Up to here all works nice: my program gets installed always and the .net just if needed.
The thing is that I need to add some more checks to this installer, for example check for a registry key (if another program proper version is installed) and if this does not meet the condition, then the complete installation should be aborted, nothing should be installed.
InstallCondition I have added affects just the
MsiPackage but the rest of the installation seems to be considered as totally fine and installation finishes successfully, here the interesting part of code:
<util:RegistrySearch Id="OtherProgramVersionId" Root="HKLM" Key="SOFTWARE\XXX\Install::Version" Variable="OtherProgramVersion"/> <Chain> <PackageGroupRef Id="NetFx48Redist" /> <MsiPackage Id="MySuperProgram.Setup" SourceFile="$(var.MySuperProgram.Setup.TargetPath)" InstallCondition="OtherProgramVersion >= v10.0"/> </Chain>
As said before, even the registry key is not found or it does not fulfill the condition, the installation seems to continue "successfully" and I get it in the ControlPanel->Programs as installed... but the main .msi was not really installed! (checking the destination folder, it's empty)
QUESTION: How can I add a global condition in order to stop completely any installation at all and show the user a message with the condition not fulfilled? If possible with a standard dialog.
I have seen (and I am still experiencing) with conditions, but seems they affect just one of the items in the chain... or they seem to break the installation somehow, I have tried adding to the .msi setup creation, file Product.wxs, the condition in order to abort this installation, but when installing I get this not passed condition as a setup error, seems the exit is not clean at all... even able to see the log where I see something like this:
Error 0x80070643: Failed to install MSI package.
Thanks in advance!
If you're using
WixStandardBootstrapperApplication, you can use
bal:Condition to define bundle-level conditions. The WiX documentation has a sample: https://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/howtos/redistributables_and_install_checks/block_stdba_install_on_reg.html
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