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    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?



    • #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- package utilizes the automatic GUI installation, whereas, the no install ZIP archives are split into two separate compressed files. is the main package and the optional MySQL test suite, MySQL benchmark suite, and debugging binaries/information components (including PDB files) are in

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


      • #4
        I downloaded the current 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.