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  • Silent Installation Questions

    I'm completely new to Setup Factory and don't know what I'm doing. I would like to archive 4 different executables into one setup project, but enter all the information for user in the background.
    I've read about using an ini file, silent installations, and command lines; I just don't know how to use them or what language to use for commands. I don't know what the syntax is for an ini file or if I need a separate ini file for each executable. Can someone please walk me through the process or direct me to a useful resource. I've been through the help tutorials, but wasn't able to to find answers for my questions.

  • #2
    I can try to help, but you need to be more specific. What are these "four different executables"? Are they installers somebody else published? Can you provide the exact names?

    Ulrich

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    • #3
      I'm trying to install mysql, fortran, matlab, and visual studio.Since I don't want my user to use the wizard GUI installer for mysql, I'm trying to figure out how to do that via command line and keep spinning my wheels. I've read:

      mysql-installer-community-5.7.26.0.msi package utilizes the automatic GUI installation, whereas, the no install ZIP archives are split into two separate compressed files.
      mysql-VERSION-winx64.zip is the main package and the optional MySQL test suite, MySQL benchmark suite, and debugging binaries/information components (including PDB files) are in mysql-VERSION-winx64-debug-test.zip

      But when I download the mysql-VERSION-winx64.zip, it's missing a mysqld file, which is necessary for initializing the server.

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      • #4
        I downloaded the current mysql-8.0.13-winx64.zip file from the publisher web site, and I see that mysqld.exe is inside the archive.

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        You can add the contents of the zip archive to your installer, or add the zip file itself as a primer file to your setup, and use the Zip plugin to decompress it as part of your setup. I would check the license terms very carefully though, to make sure that you are actually allowed to distribute MySQL as part of your installer - you may need a license for this.

        Ulrich

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