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light uses cached cabs when it should rebuild them #3701

wixbot opened this Issue Jul 8, 2012 · 4 comments


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wixbot commented Jul 8, 2012

It's relatively easy to cause the cabinets in the cabcache to be re-used when they should be rebuilt: build an installer with the same File Ids where the source files differ but were created at the same time. In addition to checking the timestamp, it would be good if WiX would also check the source filenames and, if a checksum would take too long, the file size.

Originally opened by bcran from http://sourceforge.net/p/wix/bugs/3022/


wixbot commented Sep 21, 2012

Correct build is based on timestamps today. We are investigating how to better use file hash everywhere in WiX v4.


wixbot commented Oct 24, 2013

Originally changed by barnson
Area changed from light to linker
Release changed from future to v3.x


wixbot commented May 26, 2014


Originally posted by barnson
AssignedTo set to bobarnson
Release changed from v3.x to v3.9


wixbot commented May 26, 2014

Originally changed by barnson
Resolution set to fixed
Status changed from Open to Resolved

@wixbot wixbot added bug linker labels Dec 20, 2015

@wixbot wixbot added this to the v3.9 milestone Dec 20, 2015

@wixbot wixbot closed this Dec 20, 2015

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