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WIX Cookbook

Build Status Cookbook Version

The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. The toolset supports a command line environment that developers may integrate into their build processes to build MSI and MSM setup packages. This cookbook installs the full WiX suite of tools.

Requirements

Platforms

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 (R1, R2)
  • Windows 8, 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 (R1, R2)

Chef

  • Chef 11+

Cookbooks

  • windows 1.38.2+

Attributes

  • node['wix']['home'] - location to install WiX files to. default is %SYSTEMDRIVE%\wix
  • node['wix']['download_id'] - CodePlex download id of the WiX binaries to install. default is 1540241 (WiX v3.10.2)
  • node['wix']['checksum'] - SHA256 of the WiX binaries zip file. default is 03b8f46cb3abf1465fe8f9975a94a4e0f75c77267ff4d1fcb6d5b6a97567f549

Usage

default.rb

Downloads and installs WiX to the location specified by node['wix']['home']. Also ensures node['wix']['home'] is in the system path.

License & Authors

Author: Cookbook Engineering Team (cookbooks@chef.io)

Copyright: 2011-2015, Chef Software, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.