msitools

About

msitools is a set of programs to inspect and build Windows Installer (.MSI) files. It is based on libmsi, a portable library to read and write .MSI files. libmsi in turn is a port of (and a subset of) Wine's implementation of the Windows Installer.

msitools plans to be a solution for packaging and deployment of cross-compiled Windows applications.

Tools

  • msiinfo, to inspect MSI files
  • msibuild, a low-level tool to create MSI files
  • msiextract, to inspect and extract the files of an MSI file
  • msidump, to extract all tables or streams from an MSI file
  • msidiff, to diff MSI tables and file content
  • wixl, a WiX-like tool, that builds Windows Installer (MSI) packages from an XML document, and tries to share the same syntax as the WiX toolset, http://wixtoolset.org/

  • wixl-heat, a tool that builds XML fragments from a list of files and directories.
  • osslsigncode >= 1.5.1 can sign MSI files.

Documentation

Notes

Wixl lacks many features compared to WiX. As always, contributions are welcome!

Contribute

  • git clone git://git.gnome.org/msitools

  • git clone git://git.gnome.org/gcab

Please report bug there: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=msitools

Forking and sending github pull requests is also welcome.

msitools (last edited 2014-10-30 10:36:30 by MarcAndreLureau)