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I want to uninstall an exe silently using NSIS(Nullsoft Install System) using command line parameter.Is there an workaround for this

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It would probably have been better to delete your first post, in which you mistakenly asked about silent install parameters or, at the very least, edited it.

Answered 04/28/2009 by: VBScab
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I have tried with uninstall the application by using the following command line.

"C:\Program Files\illiminable\oggcodecs\uninst.exe"  /S  but I  don't want the User Interace. Please specify the command parameter.
Answered 04/28/2009 by: Packaging123
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Packaging123,

If you have had a read around the subject - which is what I've just spent 10 minutes doing - you may have discovered that if the '/S' switch doesn't work for a silent uninstallation then it is due to a badly written installer (the installation package in this case from illiminable).

Nullsoft has the functionality to provide silent uninstallations, but it has to be included in the installer mechanism - which it obviously hasn't been for this installer.

Hope that makes sense, you will probably have to fashion an MSI to remove it silently and remove all program references - dirty I know [;)]

Dunnpy

Answered 04/28/2009 by: dunnpy
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I am using an vendor Provided Installer to Install / Uninstall  the oggcodecs_0.73.1936.exe.Not Creating an MSI. Is there is any Work around.

Answered 04/28/2009 by: Packaging123
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Packaging123,

Just to reiterate what I said in my previous post:

The vendor has chosen to use the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) to create an installation file for the Ogg Codec pack.

When the vendor created this file it appears they did not include the mechanism for a silent uninstallation. The functionality is there in NSIS, but has to be configured - if it wasn't, then silent uninstallations will not work.

The ideal solution to your problem would be for you to contact the software vendor and request that they include in their installation file the silent uninstall mechansim.
Good luck with that one....

The other option would be to install using the NSIS and then fashion an MSI to perform the uninstall task only- which you can run silently - which would be a dirty way to do it.

The final option would be to repackage the whole lot into an MSI, thus gaining the silent install/uninstall functionality of an MSI.

I'm not an expert on this installer and I've never had to really look at NSIS installer files, I've just read around the subject for 10 minutes - as I'd mentioned in my previous post.

If you do this too when you come across an issue and then if you're still stuck, post on the board - detail what you've attempted and how far you've got with your own investigations. You will find you'll get more of a response and assistance when you do post.

Hope that's made it as clear as crystal for you - I can't make it any clearer....

Dunnpy

Answered 04/28/2009 by: dunnpy
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Thanks dunnpy for the Reply.I appreciate you on spending your valuable thoughts on this post.

Answered 04/28/2009 by: Packaging123
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