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Burn: cmd property value with escaped quots breaks engine #3890

wixbot opened this Issue Jan 15, 2013 · 6 comments


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wixbot commented Jan 15, 2013

Engine acts very weird if it accepts escaped double quots in value of some property from cmd launch:
SomeBundle.exe SOMEPROPERTY="Some""Value"
It creates billion SomeBundle.exe processes which do nothing.

Originally opened by vadok86 from http://sourceforge.net/p/wix/bugs/3190/


wixbot commented Jun 5, 2013

The same symptom occurs with a backslash followed by quotes, for example:

Setup.exe TargetDir="c:\some path"


wixbot commented Oct 10, 2013

Originally changed by barnson
Area changed from cmd property value escaped quots bundle to burn
Release changed from v3.8 to v3.x


wixbot commented Apr 25, 2014


we have encoutered same behaviour. Finally we found that source of the problem is unicode character used in parameter on command line. In our case it was quote mark ' ” ' with 0x e2 80 9d.

Once it was used in command line, burn engine had started around child 300 instances and then crashed with error :
[1E28:0B18][2014-04-17T16:47:58]e000: Error 0x800705b4: Failed to open parent pipe: .\pipe\BurnPipe.{BECF5A3E-6E28-4F77-BB18-7E2207686CB5}
[1E28:0B18][2014-04-17T16:47:58]e000: Error 0x800705b4: Failed to connect to unelevated process.
[1E28:0B18][2014-04-17T16:47:58]e000: Error 0x800705b4: Failed to run per-machine mode.

Please can you fix this issue somehow?

Thank you in advance


Originally posted by onmi


wixbot commented May 29, 2014

Originally changed by rseanhall
AssignedTo set to shall


wixbot commented May 29, 2014

Pull request - wixtoolset/wix3#51

Originally posted by rseanhall
Release changed from v3.x to v3.9


wixbot commented Jun 2, 2014

Pull request merged.

Originally posted by rseanhall
Resolution set to fixed
Status changed from Open to Resolved

@wixbot wixbot added bug burn 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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