Creating an EPrints MSI
|This feature requires EPrints version 3.2.1 or later|
Note: this page is only for those wishing to build a Win32 installer of the EPrints package. If you wish to install EPrints on Windows see Installing EPrints 3 on Win32.
- Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or later with .NET
- Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
- Perl with XML::LibXML (see Installing EPrints 3 on Win32)
- gnuwin32 zip tool
- gnuwin32 unzip tool
Make sure svn, perl and zip are in your working path.
Download and install the 3.0 or later version of WiX.
Ignore any errors reported due to missing Visual Studio (we don't need it).
Add the WiX bin path to your working path:
C:\Program Files\Windows Installer XML v3\bin
Building the MSI
Start a command-prompt.
Retrieve the EPrints release build tool (requires valid EPrints.org account):
srvany.exe from the Windows 2003 Toolkit into the new release folder.
cd release copy "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\srvany.exe" srvany.exe
Build the .msi package:
perl makepackage.pl --win32 nightly
The .msi file will be written to the
To continue installing EPrints follow the instructions at Installing EPrints 3 on Win32.
These are the WiX commands executed by the package builder:
candle eprints.wsx light -ext WixUIExtension eprints.wixobj