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    msi-packager

    Build MSI (Windows Installer) packages on Mac and Linux.

    The installer has no wizard. Users just run the installer and your app will be installed and shortcuts created.

    Requirements

    You must have wixl from msitools available in your path.

    Mac

    $ brew install msitools

    Linux

    # ubuntu / debian 
    $ sudo apt-get install msitools

    Install via npm

    $ npm install msi-packager

    Node Example

    var createMsi = require('./')
     
    var options = {
     
      // required
      source: '/Users/matt/Code/loop/loopjs-packager/build/Loop Drop-win32',
      output: '/Users/matt/Code/loop/loopjs-packager/releases/Loop Drop v1.0.0.msi',
      name: 'Loop Drop',
      upgradeCode: 'YOUR-GUID-HERE',
      version: '1.0.0',
      manufacturer: 'loopjs.com',
      iconPath: '/Users/matt/Code/loop/loopjs-packager/icon.ico',
      executable: 'Loop Drop.exe',
     
      // optional
      description: "Some description",
      arch: 'x86',
      localInstall: true
     
    }
     
    createMsi(options, function (err) {
      if (err) throw err
      console.log('Outputed to ' + options.output)
    })

    Local User vs Machine Install

    By default the app will be installed for all users under Program Files.

    If you specify localUser: true as an option, the app will be installed to the user's AppData folder. This allows non-admin users to install your app.

    CLI

    Usage: msi-packager <source> <output> [options]
     
    source     Directory containing app to package
    output     write output .msi to this path
     
    Options:
       -n, --name           
       -v, --version        Specify application version
       -m, --manufacturer   
       -a, --arch           Specify the target architecture: x86 or x64 (optional)
       -u, --upgrade-code   Specify GUID to use for upgrading from other versions
       -i, --icon           Specify an icon to use on shortcuts and installer
       -e, --executable     Specify file to create shortcuts for
       -l, --local          Install per user (no administrator rights required)

    All options are required except for --local.

    install

    npm i msi-packager

    Downloadsweekly downloads

    41

    version

    1.3.0

    license

    MIT

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