[Distutils] [issue13] wish: silent mode for bdist_wininst created installers
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Tue May 27 15:33:47 CEST 2008
New submission from Kirill Smelkov <kirr at landau.phys.spbu.ru>:
Recently I've tried to package python software into small in-house win32
distribution, and I had no luck to get it installing in auto mode.
The problem is that bdist_wininst created installers do not support runtime
options, and according to source files in PC/bdist_wininst/ there is no way to
perform auto installation.
This is in contrast to bdist_msi created installers, nsis installers, etc, who
support one way or the other silent installation.
E.g. for msi installers the following work:
msiexec /i package.msi /qb
for nsis installers, "/S" option works
But there is just no way to install bdist_wininst created packages in silent
So I'd like to join my "+1" to one of the wish from DistUtils20 wiki page:
It would be great if installers generated by bdist_wininst supported a 'silent'
flag for automated installs. The silent mode would allow the package to be
installed without user intervention.
-- Phil Rittenhouse
+1, it would be really handy!
I think it is very inconvenient that default way for creating windows
installers lacks it.
title: wish: silent mode for bdist_wininst created installers
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