FW: Customize setup program.

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Mon Nov 5 13:00:00 GMT 2007

On 05 November 2007 12:44, Hussein Patwa wrote:

> Hi,
> I've never really took that close of a look at the cygwin installer, but

 "I don't know anything about what we're talking about".

> I do know that all of the 'major' installers (installshield, nullsoft,
> etc) usually have a /Q or /S switch for silent installs.  You would then

  "Here's some generic advice based on how I imagine things ought to be in an
imaginary ideal world".

> need to define a config file with all the parameters for the install.

  "If my random supposition had any basis in reality, this would be the
consequence of it".

> I'm thinking 

  Remains to be seen ...

> I'm thinking maybe you do the install manually, find the setup.ini (or
> whichever) file is created with the install log and use that as a

  "Here, let me jam two unrelated concepts together and hypothesize a
non-existent reverse-temporal-causality relation between them, because even I
realise that without that somehow happening, I would be talking nonsense".

> starting point.
> Someone will probably be along with a more definitive answer, but
> hopefully this is somewhat in the ball park for what you're looking for.

  "I know nothing about the topic and don't have any useful information, so
here's some irrelevant/incorrect/useless/misleading information instead, in
the hope that it could somehow be helpful."

  *sip* *headdesk* *sip* *headdesk* *sip* <cuts own wrists>

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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