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kirann_hegde
06-15-2012, 04:36 AM
Hello,

The windows installer states that using x in the logging mode for generation of windows installer log files outputs extra debugging information.

x- output extra debugging information.

What do they mean by stating "extra debugging information"?

What exactly is logged which is not captured by just specifying v?

Thanks,
Kiran Hegde

RichardW
07-09-2012, 06:38 PM
I ran a quick installation with standard logging, -x, and -v. Here were items I noticed in -x that were not in the standard or verbose logs. This was a very basic setup so there may be more information captured for more advanced setups:

MSI (c) (34!8C) [18:14:55:444]: Creating MSIHANDLE (4) of type 790531 for thread 12428
MSI (c) (34!8C) [18:14:55:444]: Closing MSIHANDLE (4) of type 790531 for thread 1242

MSI (c) (34:84) [18:14:55:472]: Baseline: Sorting baselines for {B8D9B7B2-1898-4A27-9443-03A6DAC53049}.
MSI (c) (34:84) [18:14:55:472]: Baseline: New baseline 1.0.0 from transaction.
MSI (c) (34:84) [18:14:55:472]: Baseline: Sorted order Native: Order 0.
MSI (c) (34:84) [18:14:55:472]: Baseline Data Table:

MSI (s) (FC:24) [18:15:08:164]: Enabling baseline caching for this transaction since all active patches are MSI 3.0 style MSPs or at least one MSI 3.0 minor update patch is active
MSI (s) (FC:24) [18:15:13:992]: Delta compression fallback method for this product transaction is 'MSI 2.0 legacy obsolescence'

MSI (s) (FC:24) [18:14:59:264]: Setting cached product context: User assigned for product: 54DF169F4A250394DB51781E9401C12A
MSI (s) (FC:24) [18:14:59:264]: Using cached product context: User assigned for product: 54DF169F4A250394DB51781E9401C12A

MSI (s) (FC:24) [18:15:16:703]: The file represented by File table key '_4bitdll.dll' has no eligible binary patches