[wpkg-users] wpkg installer silent option

Marc Hennes mh at financial.com
Fri Jan 26 17:15:59 CET 2007

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Tomasz Chmielewski schrieb:
> Marc Hennes wrote:
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>> Hi,
>> I tried to install wpkg-installer-0.90 by msi and settings-file. Here is
>> my settings.xml:
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
>> <configuration>
>>         <file>\\ntinstall\wpkg\wpkg.js</file>
>>         <path-user>domain\Administrator</path-user>
>>         <path-password>somepw_added_by_gui</path-password>
>>         <exec-user>domain\Administrator</exec-user>
>>         <exec-password>somepw_added_by_gui</exec-password>
>>         <parameters> /synchronize /debug
>> /base:\\ntinstall\wpkg\1031</parameters>
>>         <silent>NO</silent>
>>         <pre-action></pre-action>
>>         <post-action></post-action>
>>         <show-GUI>YES</show-GUI>
>>         <logon-delay>30</logon-delay>
>>         <logon-message-1>WPKG is installing applications and applying
>> settings...</logon-message-1>
>>         <logon-message-2>Please wait, don't restart or power off your
>> computer...</logon-message-2>
>> </configuration>
>> When I use msiexec /qn /i WPKGSetup.msi I get at the end of the
>> installation the GUI to configure the service. Now I exported the
>> settings from the GUI and I get
>> <silent>YES</silent>
> <silent>YES</silent> in the config file means that the installation of
> WPKG installer will be silent (== no questions asked).
> If you use <silent>NO</silent>, you will be shown a window with
> settings, which you will have to accept manually.
ok so I misunderstood the flag. Some documentation on settigs.xml would
be nice ;)

>> I can't find an option in the GUI to set silent=no ?
>> Now I tried to install wpkg installer again with the settings.xml
>> exported from GUI and I get no GUI at the end of installation. Thats the
>> behaviour I expected.
>> Seems to me the silent flag is somehow broken? I would like to run the
>> service with silent=no for debugging purposes.
> If you want to have the programs started by WPKG shown in the
> foreground, use <show-GUI>YES</show-GUI> for that.

But I can't see the debug output of wpkg.js just the installer gui of
the program currently installing?

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