Looking for Help for generating .MSI on GITLAB Linux docker container

venkata gourisetty 0 Reputation points
2023-04-01T02:12:18.6066667+00:00

Hi All, Good Morning/Evening! As a part of User Story, I need to generate a .MSI out of 3 Projects in .net and facing Issues in GITLAB CI/CD Pipeline.

GitLAB CI/CD pipeline will run these 3 Projects in GitLab runner and as we do no have ADMIN privileges for GITLAB, I am facing issues with one of the Project to run one of the project on Linux Docker Container(GitLab runner). Basically i was looking for Windows Docker Container for GITLAB Runner.

As an aletrnate Solution,In Local i was able to do it using Python and generate .MSI but facing issues when i run the same on GITLAB CI/CD Pipeline.

Any inputs and suggestions are highly Apprecited.

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  1. Sedat SALMAN 13,180 Reputation points
    2023-04-01T04:20:49.4133333+00:00

    an alternative approach to Windows-based container

    1. Use the .NET Core cross-platform tools to build your projects on a Linux container. Make sure your projects target .NET Core or .NET 5/6, which are cross-platform.
    2. Use the .NET Core cross-platform tools to build your projects on a Linux container. Make sure your projects target .NET Core or .NET 5/6, which are cross-platform.

    sample .gitlab-ci.yml file

    
    image: mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/sdk:5.0
    
    stages:
      - build
      - package
    
    before_script:
      - apt-get update
      - apt-get install -y wine
      - wine --version
    
    build:
      stage: build
      script:
        - dotnet restore
        - dotnet build --configuration Release
    
    package:
      stage: package
      script:
        - wget https://github.com/wixtoolset/wix3/releases/download/wix3112rtm/wix311-binaries.zip
        - unzip wix311-binaries.zip -d wix
        - export PATH=$PATH:$(pwd)/wix
        - wine candle.exe -arch x64 your_wix_project.wxs
        - wine light.exe -ext WixUIExtension -ext WixUtilExtension -out your_package_name.msi your_wix_project.wixobj
      artifacts:
        paths:
          - your_package_name.msi
    
    

    Please note that it is recommended to use a Windows-based GitLab runner when working with .NET Framework projects and MSI packages