Hi all,

I'd like to know if anyone knows if there's a best-practice or a how-to package Sybase v12.5 for silent deployment.

I tried to script the installation by generating a cmdfile (Sybase response file with components to install) and run the installation by launching the following command: run.bat -f cmdfile -nogui
The install starts, but I get a COMCTL32.DLL error message (saying the update is not needed) and a reboot occurs at the end of the install.

My goal is to be able to install silently by getting rid of those two points and manage the reboot by SMS.

Could anyone please help me on that?

BTW, I also tried to launch setup.exe -r (for iss file) and setup.exe -options-record both do not work!!! :'(

Many thanks for your replies.

Oli.
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Hi Oli,

Have you looked at the Package Knowledge Base regarding Sybase?
Answered 05/23/2007 by: AngelD
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Hi AngelD,

I started of course to read everything that's related to Sybase12.5 here and on the net :s
But the setup.exe doesn't seem to be an installshield setup and launching the following command: "setup.exe -options-record c:\temp\rsp.txt" installs the product but doesn't generate the response file.

I'm resourceless at this point :'(

Cheers,

Oli.
Answered 05/23/2007 by: otakahashi
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Try running setup /r and once the setup is complete check c:\windows for a file called setup.iss.

Regards,
Paul
Answered 05/24/2007 by: Inabus
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its also common practice to install the engine onto a network share and configure db's to use the network engine.
Answered 05/24/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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Hi all,

Many thanks for all your replies.
FYI, setup /r does not work.

I understand that best practice is to install the engin on a network share, but we actually use too many middlewares to do that.

I finally tried to snapshot with WISE the installation of Sybase 12.5 client :

- Generate the cmdfile at gui install (remember to add temp environment variable JAVA_COMPILER=NONE for JIT error)
- Copy cmdfile in same dir as run.bat
- Create install.cmd with following commands :
SET JAVA_COMPILER=NONE
Path\run.bat -f cmdfile -debug (<< -debug is optional)
- Add SET JAVA_COMPILER=NONE in restart.bat, otherwise end of install will fail after reboot occurs

Once this has been done, copy all source files locally in temp dir. Then start Wise SetupCapture Snapshot w/o Smartmonitor and start install.cmd. Tune the wsi project and compile.

And voila !

Hope this will help anyone that will encounter the same issue.

Many thanks again, mates ;)
Answered 05/25/2007 by: otakahashi
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