View Full Version : Error: Feature Move Right causes setup to fail silently

05-07-2004, 04:13 PM
1. Open stable version of project configuration that includes 5 features
2. Select 5th feature and "Move right" to make feature 5 a sub-feature of feature 4
2. alternate: use drag and drap to do the same thing
3. Save and build
4. Test

Result: When the setup is executed, the preparing / starting setup with progress meter ui element is shown, but when the progress meter hits 10 or 20 percent, the setup dies silently.

I cannot find anything useful for diagnosing this in the temporary files folder.

Try the same thing, except make feature 3 a sub feature of feature 2: IT WORKS.

Any ideas how I can recover from this - I want feature 5 a sub-feature of 4.



05-07-2004, 04:28 PM
Well, I can make the problem go away by changing a property of feature 5: remove feature 4 from the required features setting of feature 5.

I guess I'd prefer DevStudio to warn or error that this combination of settings doesn't work rather than build a "valid" setup that fails silently.

BTW, I mis-interpreted what a sub-feature is. I'd like to be able to unselect the sub-feature but still install the parent feature. Oh well, after all that time lost...