12/12/2009 8196 views
I have given stata 11 app for packaging,but i found its already packaged and they have given me

Licensed Software: Stata/SE 11.0
License term: Perpetual
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i should add this in msi can any 1 please help in this issue
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With the greatest of respect, the fact that you have asked that question means that you are probably not qualified to make the required changes. A packager of even brief experience knows that changes are applied using a transform, not directly to the MSI.

This is no place for a tutorial on how to create a transform. Your best option would be to engage a third party to create it and, in the meantime, if you wish to pursue packaging, get reading. Your first stop ought to be Phil Wilson's The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer which, whilst a little way from being definitive, is probably as near as possible. There are other suggestions which you'll probably find by searching AppDeploy for a recent post which, if memory serves, was called "New to packaging".
Answered 12/14/2009 by: VBScab
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Three questions. What's a transform? What's an 'MSI' and where am I?
Answered 12/14/2009 by: dreyer
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Be nice!
Answered 12/14/2009 by: AngelD
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I apologize on behalf of decent Americans everywhere.

Skip the MSI file. This is directly from STATA Tech Support:

  • Make sure you are logged in as an administrator (not just running the setup as an administrator).
  • Go to the Windows Start menu -> All programs -> Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.
  • Issue one of the following commands in the Command Prompt, assuming drive D is the DVD drive with the Stata 11 installation DVD:

    To install 32-bit Stata/IC, type D:\setup.exe /qn ADDLOCAL=Ado,Core,StataIC32
    To install 64-bit Stata/IC, type D:\setup.exe /qn ADDLOCAL=Ado,Core,StataIC64
    See www.stata.com/support/faqs/win/autoinstall.html for a complete list of options regarding this type of installation. If you complete the above -- your next mission is to get a stata.lic file copied to the install directory on the local machine. If you're using SMS or MDT2010 this can be accomplished with a batch file easy enough. I've installed Stata and entered license information -- then copied the stata.lic file to a network location -- and it gets copied to each machine in our lab via batch file after stata is installed. Voila -- silently installed and licensed.
  • Answered 01/05/2011 by: jhiltabidel
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    I guess the OP either solved or abandon this as the thread is older then oldest ;)

    However; nice feedback!
    Answered 01/05/2011 by: AngelD
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