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

Bill Stewart
Tue Apr 21 13:44:33 GMT 2020

On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 2:08 AM KAVALAGIOS Panagiotis (EEAS-EXT) wrote:

> s/silent/verysilent/g>
> -----------
> /SILENT, /VERYSILENT Instructs Setup to be silent or very silent.
> When Setup is silent the wizard and the background window are not
> displayed but the installation progress window is. When a setup is
> very silent this installation progress window is not displayed.
> Everything else is normal so for example error messages during
> installation are displayed and the startup prompt is (if you haven't
> disabled it with DisableStartupPrompt or the '/SP-' command line
> option explained above).
> -----------
> Cygwin setup supports does not support very silent installation.
> That is our major issue describing in this thread.

My point is that "very silent" is not necessary for automation. All
you need is for the installer not to stop for input.

Whether a GUI appears or not is irrelevant, as long as it doesn't
block (stop for input).


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