setup.exe - un-attended installation support

Igor Pechtchanski
Tue Dec 13 19:18:00 GMT 2005

On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, René Berber wrote:

> Duane Ellis wrote:
> [snip]
> >         The solution I have always found that always works is
> >         to supply either a CD image with all the files on it
> >         or host the data on a local internal mirror server.
> [snip]
> This plus changing the file setup.ini by setting "category: Base" to all
> the extra packages you need installed will allow your users to use
> setup.exe, don't select anything (is already selected) just finish the
> installation.
> You do need your own repository or CD to avoid unexpected version
> changes.
> Just an idea, I haven't tested it.

It should work, but a nicer approach would be to reuse setup's dependency
mechanism and create a dummy package in "Base" that depends on all of the
needed packages...

Oh, and setup's "unattended install" option ("-q") should work once you
have all the needed packages either in "Base" or as dependencies of
"Base".  It'll still pop up a window, but shouldn't require any user
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