Installshield Answer File Not Being Seen
I'm trying to set up an unattended install for a school program called Accelerated Reader. There's the base install (v. 6.01), and then an update (v. 6.36). The 2 setup files are run from separate folders, so they shouldn't really interfere with each other. I created the first unattend file with a simple setup.exe /r. For some odd reason, if I add /f1setup601.iss, it won't create it with a modified name; it'll still just create setup.iss. Whatever - setup.iss works, so that's not my primary question.
Then I move on to the update. I create an unattend file the same way, move it to the install folder, and nothing happens. The log file first gives me error -8: Invalid path to the InstallShield Silent response file. So I tack on /f1setup.iss, and I get error -5: File does not exist. It's right there! I see it! I've tried creating it under a different name (/f1setup636.iss) and running it that way, and I get the same message. For giggles, I've tried placing it in a subfolder and do /f1ISS\setup.iss, and same thing. I've done /f1c:\...\setup.iss (no spaces necessary) and same thing. Why doesn't it see the unattend file?
And the worst part is, the entire installation is 2 clicks: This will upgrade: Ok. Setup is finished: Ok. Is there a command that can just accept all defaults in a basic installation?
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Posted by: brucegoose03 5 years ago
Posted by: anonymous_9363 5 years ago
Posted by: alphabeta 5 years ago
Maybe it's the way the text has come through on this page but it looks as if there is no space between /f1 and setup.iss, if you haven't a space, could you try that? I sometimes found putting in the full path to the .iss file helped. So you could also try '/f1 c:\folder1\folder2\setup.iss'