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Compiler Error Output Misleading #4725

wixbot opened this Issue Mar 25, 2015 · 3 comments


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wixbot commented Mar 25, 2015

Using Votive, I changed by bootstrapper application to WixStandardBootstrapperApplication.HyperlinkLicense and attempted a build. The following error was displayed:

Error 1 The Windows Installer XML variable !(wix.WixStdbaLicenseUrl) is unknown. Please ensure the variable is declared on the command line for light.exe, via a WixVariable element, or inline using the syntax !(wix.WixStdbaLicenseUrl=some value which doesn't contain parenthesis). C:\src\wix39\src\ext\BalExtension\wixlib\wixstdba.wxs 54 1 BootsBootstrapper

I started to go down the road of implementing the suggested fixes when it occurred to me that all I really needed was a bal:WixStandardBootstrapperApplication@LicenseUrl attribute.

I haven't looked at the code but I'm guessing this error is a generic catch for missing variable. It'd be helpful if well known variables had more appropriate resolution messages to assist new setup developers.

Originally opened by chrpai


wixbot commented Mar 31, 2015

Doc bug

AssignedTo set to bobarnson
Release changed from v3.9 to v3.10


wixbot commented Apr 16, 2015


Originally posted by barnson


wixbot commented Apr 27, 2015

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

@wixbot wixbot added this to the v3.10 milestone Dec 20, 2015

@wixbot wixbot closed this Dec 20, 2015

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