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Merges of Merge Modules should not complain about TARGETDIR Directory entries

The "TARGETDIR" directory key is the only one that a merge module is allowed to (and needs to) not append a GUID like string to (to ensure uniqueness).

This ensures that Windows Installer merge functions will almost positively clash on that table/key. The Windows Installer merge functions/methods should not therefore report this as an error.

MAKEMSI now has this merge issue defined in the "MERGEMOD_IGNORE_ERRORS_ALWAYS" definition so that at least by default it always gets ignored.


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