Problem with silent installation

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erich1978
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Problem with silent installation

Post by erich1978 » Tue 07 Sep 2010 12:19

Hi all,


I have a problem with the silent installation of dotConnect for PostgreSQL 4.95.152. The silent installation is not so silent as expected. By installing the help a window appears where i have to click on an "Add"-button.

The support-team from devart said to change the installation on the command line to "dcpostgresql495pro.exe /TYPE=CUSTOM /COMPONENTS="..." /VERYSILENT /NOMACHINECONFIG" with the limitation of "Help files" in the components-list. To get the componentnames i started the GUI-installaion and filled them into /COMPONENTS-part of the silent installation. For testing i called the installation like this:

dcpostgresql_v4.95.152_pro.exe /TYPE=CUSTOM /COMPONENTS="Design time support assemblies, Support for ADO.NET Entity Framework, LINQ, Entity Developer, ASP.NET 2.0 Web Providers, SQL Server Business Intelligence Solutions, Enterprise Library Data Access Block, Samples" /NOMACHINECONFIG

but only "Support for ADO.NET Entity Framework" and "Samples" appeard in the list on the "Select Components"-window.

So i need to know the internal componentnames to adapt my silent installation so that it is really silent and the internal names of the tasks. I also have to do this for "dotConnect for Oracle 5.70.152" and want to know the componentnames and tasknames for Oracle too.

Thanks in advance.


Yours,


Erich Lerch

Shalex
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Post by Shalex » Wed 08 Sep 2010 14:31

Here are the names of components and the corresponding command line parameters:
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Design time support assemblies (component name) -> DesignTime (parameter name)
Support for ADO.NET Entity Framework -> Entity
LINQ -> LinqRuntime
Entity Developer -> ModelerTool
ASP.NET 2.0 Web Providers -> WebProviders
SQL Server Business Intelligence Solutions -> SSIS
Enterprise Library Data Access Block -> EntLib
Samples -> Samples
Help files -> HelpFiles
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We will include this information in provider's documentation (the Installation section).

erich1978
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Post by erich1978 » Thu 09 Sep 2010 10:54

Hello Shalex!


Thanks for fast answer. It works now.

When you change the documentation add also the internal tasknames.



Thanks.


Erich Lerch

Shalex
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Post by Shalex » Fri 10 Sep 2010 15:01

Could you please tell us the exact tasks you mean?

Here are additional keys (or additional functionality) that are supported by our installation:
/nomachineconfig - no provider factory registration in DbProviderFactories section of machine.config.
/silent and /verysilent - besides standard functionality, no FAQ page is shown after installation is finished.
/nofeedback - no Feedback page is opened after uninstall.
/nomergepackage - not install menu item and toolbox components into Visual Studio (will be available in the next build).
/mergehelp - merge Devart documentation to MS Help collection (will be available in the next build).

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