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wellilein 05-31-2010 04:04 AM

Innosetup #include not working from build script
I have a Visual Build script which builds my Innosetup installer (Setup.iss). Recently I added a backup/restore functionality which is realized as an inclusion of two additional ISS files using the preprocessor:

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I can build the Setup.iss manually by opening the file and compiling. However, I can not build the file with Visual Build. The error message is:

Inno Setup 5 Command-Line Compiler
Copyright (C) 1997-2009 Jordan Russell. All rights reserved.
Portions by Martijn Laan
Inno Setup Preprocessor
Copyright (C) 2001-2002 Alex Yackimoff. All rights reserved.
Compiler engine version: Inno Setup 5.3.9 (u) - ISPP 5.3.9 (u)
[ISPP] Preprocessing.
Error on line 61 in P:\...\Setup.iss: [ISPP] File not found: "BackupFiles.iss".
Compile aborted.
Process completed with exit code 2

I am using InnoSetup 5.3.9 (u), preprocessor 5.3.9 (u) and Visual Build 6.7a. It might be a working directory issue, because the build script runs from a different location compared to manually compiling the Setup. But how can I set the working directory for the InnoSetup action?

wellilein 05-31-2010 04:20 AM

Working directory
If I move the build script to the same folder as the ISS script, it compiles.

kinook 06-01-2010 12:02 PM

According to the IS docs, a relative path for #include is relative to the script file with the #include statement, but you can use a Set Current Dir action before the step if necessary.

wellilein 06-02-2010 01:57 AM

Bug for ISPP reported
I reported this as a bug for the InnoSetup preprocessor at
It is quite easy to reproduce and I submitted files, so I hope it will be fixed.

Setting the current directory is also fine. I was fixed to the term "working directory", so I didn't find the step on my own. Thank you.

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