Disabling Burn Logging via Log Element still creates MSI-Logs with "cryptic" filenames #4571

wixbot opened this Issue Oct 27, 2014 · 3 comments


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wixbot commented Oct 27, 2014

When trying to completely disable logging of a burn based bootstrapper using the Log Element
something strange happens. Instead of also disabling the logging that takes place in the MSIs,
log-files are created in the current-directory of the running bootstrapper executable.

The files created take the form:





I have created a temporary fix that involves changing the function LoggingSetPackageVariable
in logging.cpp. Checking the log-state to make sure logging is not disabled prior to creating
the logging filename used for the respective msis makes sure that no log is created if not

if ( BURN_LOGGING_STATE_DISABLED == pLog->state ) {

     if ( psczLogPath ) {

         *psczLogPath = NULL;


    goto LExit;


Originally opened by info

wixbot commented Oct 30, 2014

Release changed from v3.x to v3.10

wixbot commented Oct 30, 2014

AssignedTo set to info@tobias-erichsen.de

wixbot commented Jan 30, 2015


Originally posted by barnson
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 v3.10 milestone Dec 20, 2015
@wixbot wixbot closed this Dec 20, 2015
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