Hi All,
I am trying to Package "IBM WebSphere Development Suite Client for iSeries v7.0" application.
Source:
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Size of application is : 3.30 GB which includes five folders like "WDSC_CD_1","WDSC_CD_2".....etc.
Source provided is a Legacy Setup which also contains one MSI of size 68 MB approx.
1) I need to start with launchpad.exe which is present in "WDSC_CD_1" folder inorder to install this app.
2) I tried to find the switches for Silent Install using "<path to launchpad.exe> /? " in the command prompt.
But I couldn't find the switch for Silent Install.

Can anyone help me regarding this Silent Install ?


Regards,
Gangadhar A.
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This is not a legacy setup, it does contain several MSI's.
Try to look for launcher.bat file in the source files.
Also, it always help if vendor installation docs are referred first.
http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/awdtools/wdsc/v7/70/documents/install_instruction/install.html
Answered 11/25/2011 by: SandeepPanat
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Hi ,

you have create a response file for installation and uninstallation .

the commands are
installation - install.bat -silent -options reponse.txt
Uninstallation - uninstall.bat -silent -options uninstallreponse.txt


to create response file use -record along with the launcher.bat
Answered 11/25/2011 by: mahendraKumar
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Hi Sandeep,

Thanks for your reply.
For your information : After installing the source ,"C:\windows\Installer" has only one MSI not many.

Work I have done:
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1) I have Installed IBM Installation Manager using the "WDSC_CD_1\InstallerImage_win32\setup.exe" .

2)Also tried to create the response file using the following command
<Path of launcher.bat in Eclipse folder > -record "C:\Ganga\InstallResponse.xml"

Facing Issue:
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a) It is showing one message like "New version of IBM Installation Manager(v1.5) is available,You must update it ".
After Clicking on "Yes" It is installing the updates and the wizard gets closed.(If I click on "NO" it does nothing)

After that it is not showing any wizard regarding "Actual Application Installation" to select features and languages etc. (But in the Installation Guide it is mentioned like it will show all screens to select features and languages to install)

Also No Shortcuts related to the Actual application are found in "Start Menu-->AllPrograms".
I think this .xml file is related to updates only.

You can see the content of "InstallResponse.xml" which I have got using the -record option below.


Output I got:
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InstallResponse.xml:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<agent-input>
<server>
<repository location='http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/v7/im/updates'/>
<repository location='http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/rationalsdp/v7/im/updates'/>
</server>
<profile id='Self' installLocation='C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse'>
<data key='eclipseLocation' value='C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse'/>
</profile>
<install>
<offering features='agent_core,agent_jre' id='com.ibm.cic.agent' profile='Self' version='1.5.0.20110909_1200'/>
</install>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.eclipseCache' value='C:\IBM\common'/>
</agent-input>


3) Also tried to create a response file from eclipse folder using the following command:
IBMIM –record <response file and path name> -log <log file and path name>
(For more information please follow the link:
"http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/rsawshlp/v7r5m0/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.xtools.installation.rsaws.doc%2Ftopics%2Fr_silent_inst_commands12.html " )

But it is showing one error "Error in Preparing Installation Manager".

Note: After updating to version 1.5 only this specified IBMIM.exe is appearing in "eclipse" folder.

I am not getting the information How to do Silent Installation of the Actual application.


Regards,
Gangadhar A.
Answered 11/30/2011 by: gangamca07
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Hi ,

One more update:
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I have installed IBM Installation Manager.

I tried to create the New response file "inputResp.xml" using the following command
"C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\launcher.bat" -input "C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Media\WDSC_CD_1\input.xml"
-record "C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Media\WDSC_CD_1\inputResp.xml"

Note: I have used the input.xml which is given in "WDSC_CD_1 " folder as a input response file to create the New Response file "inputResp.xml".

I have followed all the Screen shots to install the Actual application "WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries v7.0". The response file got created.
(During the installation I have browsed all the disks one by one).

Content of inputResp.xml file:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<agent-input>
<server>
<repository location='C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Media\WDSC_CD_1'/>
</server>
<profile id='IBM Software Development Platform' installLocation='C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\SDP70'>
<data key='eclipseLocation' value='C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\SDP70'/>
<data key='cic.selector.nl' value='en,de'/>
</profile>
<install>
<offering features='com.ibm.wdsc.sdpcore,com.ibm.rad.jre,com.ibm.wdsc.rse,com.ibm.wdsc.wf,com.ibm.wdsc.javaWeb,com.ibm.rad.was61_ute' id='com.ibm.offering.wdsc' profile='IBM Software Development Platform' version='7.0.0.20070202_0750'/>
</install>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.eclipseCache' value='C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\SDP70Shared'/>
</agent-input>

Silent Installation Error:
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I tried to install the application silently on clean machine after installing "IBM Installation Manager" using:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\launcher.bat" -input "C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Media\WDSC_CD_1\inputResp.xml"
-log "C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Media\WDSC_CD_1\installLog.xml"

It is installing upto the first disk content in "C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\SDP70" folder. After that it is giving the error in installLog.xml as "Program needs to set a disk prompter first".

Content of installLog.xml:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<result>
<error>
java.lang.AssertionError: Program needs to set a disk prompter first
</error>
</result>


Can Anyone tell me how to include all the Disks' information so that I can perform the Silent Installation successfully.

Regards,
Gangadhar.A
Answered 12/01/2011 by: gangamca07
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ORIGINAL: gangamca07
I tried to create the New response file "inputResp.xml" using the following command
"C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\launcher.bat" -input "C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Media\WDSC_CD_1\input.xml"
-record "C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Media\WDSC_CD_1\inputResp.xml"

Note: I have used the input.xml which is given in "WDSC_CD_1 " folder as a input response file to create the New Response file "inputResp.xml".


I doubt whether the commandline is correct.
You don't need to use the .xml provided in the source files.

Make sure the location "C:\Temp\IBM\" exists and then run the below command
"C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\launcher.bat" -record "C:\Temp\IBM\response.xml" -log "C:\Temp\IBM\Silentlog.xml"

If the command doesn't work, verify the logs.

Once you have response.xml created, run the installation manager again

"C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\launcher.bat -silent -input "C:\Temp\IBM\response.xml" -log "C:\Temp\IBM\Installlog.log"
Answered 12/01/2011 by: SandeepPanat
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