setup-x86_64.exe --quiet-mode issues using Management Tools

Andrey Repin
Fri Apr 17 10:02:59 GMT 2020

Greetings, Bill Stewart!

> On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 2:25 AM KAVALAGIOS Panagiotis (EEAS-EXT) wrote:

>> > From: Cygwin On Behalf Of Bill Stewart
>> > On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 9:03 AM KAVALAGIOS Panagiotis (EEAS-EXT) wrote:
>> >
>> > > I have already requested a feature to totally remove any GUI from
>> > > silent installation:
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> > Just curious: Why does it matter whether a GUI appears or not, as long as it
>> > doesn't block (stop for input)?
>> Because the package can be sent to your machine when you are working
>> and we don't wish to disturb the users.

Since you install it as administrator, install it as a system application.
This way it is easier to integrate it with users' workflow AND your
infrastructure, and you could more easily control this integration as well as
protect it from accidental changes.

>> Everything is performed in the
>> background. Annoying popups are not welcomed. Silent installation is
>> supposed to be silent without any horns shouting in the foreground.

> If the install doesn't occur as the current user (and it shouldn't),
> the installation won't be visible anyway.

> I for one am against installers that run completely invisibly.

The problem is not the interface itself, the problem is that a user who see
a random program popped up on their screen could interrupt the installation,
intentionally or not.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Friday, April 17, 2020 12:59:54

Sorry for my terrible english...

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