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Downloads:

679,487

Downloads of v 3.14.0:

2,621

Last Update:

23 Feb 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Rob Mensching
  • Bob Arnson

Tags:

wixtoolset wix toolset msi xml admin

WiX Toolset

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3.14.0 | Updated: 23 Feb 2024

Downloads:

679,487

Downloads of v 3.14.0:

2,621

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Rob Mensching
  • Bob Arnson

WiX Toolset 3.14.0

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details
Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install WiX Toolset, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade WiX Toolset, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall WiX Toolset, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade wixtoolset -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade wixtoolset -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install wixtoolset
  win_chocolatey:
    name: wixtoolset
    version: '3.14.0'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'wixtoolset' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.14.0'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller wixtoolset
{
    Name     = "wixtoolset"
    Version  = "3.14.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'wixtoolset':
  ensure   => '3.14.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 26 Feb 2024.

Description

The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. The toolset supports a command line environment that developers may integrate into their build processes to build MSI and MSM setup packages.

The core of WiX is a set of build tools that build Windows Installer packages using the same build concepts as the rest of your product: source code is compiled and then linked to create executables; in this case .exe setup bundles, .msi installation packages, .msm merge modules, and .msp patches. The WiX command-line build tools work with any automated build system. Also, MSBuild is supported from the command line, Visual Studio, and Team Build.

WiX includes several extensions that offer functionality beyond that of Windows Installer. For example, WiX can install IIS web sites, create SQL Server databases, and register exceptions in the Windows Firewall, among others.

With Burn, the WiX bootstrapper, you can create setup bundles that install prerequisites like the .NET Framework and other runtimes along with your own product. Burn lets you download packages or combine them into a single downloadable .exe.

The WiX SDK includes managed and native libraries that make it easier to write code that works with Windows Installer, including custom actions in both C# and C++.


legal\VERIFICATION.txt
VERIFICATION
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The embedded software have been downloaded from their github project
located at <https://github.com/wixtoolset/wix3/releases/tag/wix314rtm>
and can be verified by doing the following:

1. Download the following <https://github.com/wixtoolset/wix3/releases/download/wix314rtm/wix314.exe>
2. Get the checksum using one of the following methods:
  - Using powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
  - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
3. The checksums should match the following:

  checksum type: sha256
  checksum: 704439EA88FC9E5A3647EEDEEB45943F9A392E3D209F58512280130096847937

The file 'LICENSE.txt' have been obtained from <https://github.com/wixtoolset/wix3/blob/a83b2130299ef95c9b0ec5c6d80bf34cc4722dfb/LICENSE.TXT>
legal\LICENSE.txt
Copyright (c) .NET Foundation and contributors.
This software is released under the Microsoft Reciprocal License (MS-RL) (the "License"); you may not use the software except in compliance with the License.

The text of the Microsoft Reciprocal License (MS-RL) can be found online at:
 http://opensource.org/licenses/ms-rl


Microsoft Reciprocal License (MS-RL)

This license governs use of the accompanying software. If you use the software, you accept this license. If you do not accept the license, do not use the software.

1. Definitions
 The terms "reproduce," "reproduction," "derivative works," and "distribution" have the same meaning here as under U.S. copyright law.
 A "contribution" is the original software, or any additions or changes to the software.
 A "contributor" is any person that distributes its contribution under this license.
 "Licensed patents" are a contributor's patent claims that read directly on its contribution.

2. Grant of Rights
 (A) Copyright Grant- Subject to the terms of this license, including the license conditions and limitations in section 3, each contributor grants you a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free copyright license to reproduce its contribution, prepare derivative works of its contribution, and distribute its contribution or any derivative works that you create.
 (B) Patent Grant- Subject to the terms of this license, including the license conditions and limitations in section 3, each contributor grants you a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license under its licensed patents to make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale, import, and/or otherwise dispose of its contribution in the software or derivative works of the contribution in the software.

3. Conditions and Limitations
 (A) Reciprocal Grants- For any file you distribute that contains code from the software (in source code or binary format), you must provide recipients the source code to that file along with a copy of this license, which license will govern that file. You may license other files that are entirely your own work and do not contain code from the software under any terms you choose.
 (B) No Trademark License- This license does not grant you rights to use any contributors' name, logo, or trademarks.
 (C) If you bring a patent claim against any contributor over patents that you claim are infringed by the software, your patent license from such contributor to the software ends automatically.
 (D) If you distribute any portion of the software, you must retain all copyright, patent, trademark, and attribution notices that are present in the software.
 (E) If you distribute any portion of the software in source code form, you may do so only under this license by including a complete copy of this license with your distribution. If you distribute any portion of the software in compiled or object code form, you may only do so under a license that complies with this license.
 (F) The software is licensed "as-is." You bear the risk of using it. The contributors give no express warranties, guarantees or conditions. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws which this license cannot change. To the extent permitted under your local laws, the contributors exclude the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
tools\wix314.exe
md5: 772AF3CC166326087AD9BB9F1D2A561B | sha1: CFAE5A27F2E5195CBF3865D19FC540791C48A7C7 | sha256: 704439EA88FC9E5A3647EEDEEB45943F9A392E3D209F58512280130096847937 | sha512: AD0FC1F238BFC5F2C066B5099B32AA37747BDBF8A98A4E174B7559C3B7E05B4FEC93AD953AC775A76DDFCF7EB659CDFD80DC10FF858085916E0327F8679E3A56
tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$toolsPath = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'wixtoolset'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  file           = "$toolsPath\wix314.exe"
  softwareName   = 'WiX Toolset*'
  silentArgs     = '/q'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
}

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Remove-Item -Force -ea 0 "$toolsDir\*.exe","$toolsDir\*.ignore"
tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'WiX Toolset*'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  silentArgs    = '/uninstall /quiet'
  validExitCodes= @(@(0))
}

$uninstalled = $false

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey @packageArgs | Where-Object { $_.BundleCachePath -ne $null }

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.BundleCachePath)"

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  }
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled.."
  Write-Warning "Please alert the package maintainer that the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
WiX Toolset 3.11.2 539872 Thursday, September 26, 2019 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.11.1 59292 Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.11.0.20170506 14528 Saturday, May 6, 2017 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.11.0.1528-rc2-20170424 459 Monday, April 24, 2017 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.11.0.1528-rc2 623 Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.11.0.1507-rc 479 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Exempted
WiX Toolset 3.10.3.300702 5533 Monday, April 24, 2017 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.10.3.300701 3088 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.10.3.3007 8189 Monday, June 13, 2016 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.10.2.2516 1534 Saturday, March 12, 2016 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.10.1.2213 10620 Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.10.0.2103 2639 Sunday, September 27, 2015 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.9.1208.0 4368 Friday, February 6, 2015 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.9.1006.0 1065 Friday, November 7, 2014 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.8.1128.0 21891 Monday, December 2, 2013 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.8.1021-weekly 565 Thursday, October 31, 2013 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.7.1224.20131031 628 Thursday, October 31, 2013 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.7.1224.20130612 695 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Approved
WiX Toolset 3.7.1224.0 798 Monday, March 4, 2013 Approved

WiX v3.14 is the latest recommended maintenance release of WiX v3; it contains mitigations in all versions of WiX v3 for a vulnerability affecting all bundles. We recommend upgrading to WiX v3.14--or WiX v4.0--as soon as possible.

For more information about the vulnerability, see WiX Security Releases Available.

Files

  • wix314.exe is the installer for the WiX Toolset build tools.
  • wix314exe.zip contains the wix311.exe installer inside a .zip file, useful if your IT department prevents direct downloading of .exe files.
  • wix314-binaries.zip contains the files that make up the WiX Toolset and is useful if you don't want to install the toolset -- for example, if you're just checking WiX into source control.
  • wix314-debug.zip contains a reference copy of the WiX source code and symbol (.pdb) files, both of which are useful when debugging problems with WiX.

Discussion for the WiX Toolset Package

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  • This discussion is only about WiX Toolset and the WiX Toolset package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the Google Group.
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