Exluding a file from compression in single setup exe installer
I am building a basic msi project with IS 2010.
I want to build a single setup.exe installer with all files compressed except for one file which I need preserved (i.e. there is a known signature within this file which must be available in the installer exe).
I have previously been able to achieve this using Installscript type project in IS 2008 by separating this file into its own component and setting the per-component compression setting to No. I was also able to set the compression setting for all other components to Yes. When I built my single setup exe installer, I was able to find a known signature from the uncompressed file in the final installer exe.
I have been unable to find a way to do this with the Basic MSI project type in IS 2010 (I've been trying with a Network Compressed media type release)
I have followed the instructions in the above article to exclude my file from the stream compression however this setting does not seem to work.... even if I use *.* in the exclude field, I am still unable to find my known signature in the final installer.
<StreamCompression exclude="*. *" compressionlevel="-1"/>
Anyone used this StreamCompression setting successfully? Or anyone have any other ideas on how I could do this?