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Thread: Error: -1639 Invalid command line argument

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    Error: -1639 Invalid command line argument

    Hello,

    I have an Installscript MSI project which has been working fine. Today, it errors just before the feature transfer begins with "Error: -1639 Invalid command line argument. Consult the Windows Installer SDK for detailed command line help".

    I have no idea what I've done that's caused this; the only argument I am passing to the msi file is verbose logging. The log gets created, and it's not clear to me what to look for within.

    I haven't found any instances of this on the forum that apply to my situation (so far as I can tell). Can anyone suggest something to check, perhaps something in the log file? I have for the moment hit a wall.

    Thanks very much.

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    Special Characters?

    Might there be spaces or special characters in the string?
    Have you tried putting quotes around the command line argument?

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    Thanks for that response. However, I added quotes, even removed the darn command, and still the feature transfer error occurs.

    I've attached the log file in case anyone would be so kind as to have a look. I'm not expert at interpreting the verbose logs, but this one is telling me nothing...
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    Thanks very much for that suggestion! I had [$Documentation}<readme> in the Add/Remove programs section of the IDE. Alas, the error still occurs after correcting it to [$Documentation]<readme>.

    Thanks again for the link.
    Last edited by Mescalero; 12-14-2010 at 04:00 PM.

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