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[Condor-users] SOLUTION: Command-line install of Condor on Win32
- Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 15:05:57 -0500
- From: Todd Tannenbaum <tannenba@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [Condor-users] SOLUTION: Command-line install of Condor on Win32
Hi folks -
Lately there have been lots of people asking about how to install Condor
for Windows in an unattended / batch mode, i.e. without the pretty GUI.
There are many ways to solve this problem, but here is one that is quite easy:
Currently, the Condor for Windows installer is based upon InstallShield's
Package for the Web (PFTW) technology. So say you download the
self-extracting .exe file from the Condor web site, for example
Then, to automate the installation of a PFTW package named foo.exe, you
would first perform one installation as administrator "by hand" via the GUI
to create the answer file:
condor-6.6.10-winnt50-x86.exe /a /r /f1c:\temp\foo.iss
In this example, the answer file is "c:\temp\foo.iss". You can provide
whatever file-name you want, but notice there is no space between the "/f1"
option and the filename.
Next, to install the package completely silently using the same answers you
provided above, you would run as administrator:
start /wait condor-6.6.10-winnt50-x86.exe /s /a /s /sms /f1c:\temp\foo.iss
The first /s is only needed for a completely silent installation. If you
leave it off, the PFTW package will show you a status bar as it extracts
the InstallShield tree to the temporary directory.
Hope folks find this information useful. Note that in the (possible near)
future we may move to an MSI based installation, but the above instructions
will work as long as we continue to stick with InstallShield installer
p.s. I will get this added into the manual.
Todd Tannenbaum University of Wisconsin-Madison
Condor Project Research Department of Computer Sciences
tannenba@xxxxxxxxxxx 1210 W. Dayton St. Rm #4257
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~tannenba Madison, WI 53706-1685
Phone: (608) 263-7132 FAX: (608) 262-9777