Bug 984136 - Provide MSI machine installer for client
Provide MSI machine installer for client
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mingw-virt-viewer (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity unspecified
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: 3.3.0
Assigned To: Marc-Andre Lureau
Desktop QE
Depends On: 983111
Blocks: 885200
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Reported: 2013-07-12 19:02 EDT by Marc-Andre Lureau
Modified: 2015-09-22 09 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: spice-client-msi-3.3-6
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
This update provides a new virt-viewer MSI installer which is more administrator-friendly, robust, and follows Windows Installer practices.
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Last Closed: 2014-01-21 09:46:30 EST
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Description Marc-Andre Lureau 2013-07-12 19:02:47 EDT
spin of from 885200

Mass windows deployment of spice client via msi

MSI installers are a great way for AD Administrators to deploy items like the SPICE/Desktop Viewer application to all the relevant users/systems en mass

+MSI is the recommended practice using Windows Installer mechanism.
Comment 1 David Jaša 2013-07-19 12:35:55 EDT

There will be two separate .msi installers: one for mingw-remote-viewer and other for usbclerk (handled at bug 984137).
Comment 5 Marc-Andre Lureau 2013-07-25 13:43:30 EDT
virt-viewer version scheme doesn't match very well with windows minor update mechanism. Currently, we will need to bump 0.5.6 -> 0.5.7 to perform update. We may want to switch v-v version scheme. See also this thread:  https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2013-July/msg00138.html
Comment 8 Marc-Andre Lureau 2013-11-07 15:42:27 EST
though the current MSI installs fine, upgrade is currently broken. This can be verified by taking candidate build version. After upgrade, some files will be missing such as remote-viewer.exe!

I am moving back this bug to assign, I think I know what's going on, and I will submit a new build asap.,
Comment 9 Marc-Andre Lureau 2013-11-07 15:43:58 EST
In case someone read this later, I think the reason is that we have multiple file in the same components (multiple files share the same generated component UUID), and we get hit by this:

Comment 12 Charlie 2013-11-27 20:25:46 EST
This bug is currently attached to errata RHEA-2013:15512. If this change is not to be documented in the text for this errata please either remove it from the errata, set the requires_doc_text flag to 
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Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2014-01-21 09:46:30 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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