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Compiler Error Output Misleading #4725

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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

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wixbot commented Mar 31, 2015

Doc bug

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

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wixbot commented Apr 16, 2015

wixtoolset/wix3#236

Originally posted by barnson

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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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