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FlipShare

Hi Team

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I am trying to package the software that is used for the Cisco Flipshare device.
I have taken the software off the device and also downloaded the newest software from the web.

From what IU have learned; The software wants to run from a setup.exe that calls an MSI.
I cannot bypass the setup.exe and use a transform or BAT file with the MSI. It wants me to use the Setup.exe.

If I use any set of commands/switches with the .exe it still insists on stepping me through the manual install.
I have tried /s -s /setup -setup Upper and lowercase variants. I have tried using - and / r to make a response file (No success)
I have used the google
I have used installwatch to get all the registry and file changes. So if needed i Guess I can build this manually

I am really hitting the wall on this.

Bear in mind that I am not a packager as a speciality and will leverage off those in my wider team if needed.( Hi /b/rother: You know who you are!!)
But I stubbornly wish to break through and succeed here

Worst case scenario I will hack the MSI to not need the setup.exe. BUt that in itsself is a failure

If anyone has insight please share.

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Posted by: pjgeutjens 11 years ago
Red Belt
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being the nice guy that I am [;)], I took the time to download the FlipShare installer and have a look at it. The MSI has an install condition that goes WRAPPERCALLEDME OR Installed. So basically it will fail unless it's already installed or the WRAPPERCALLEDME property has a value. This probably gets passed along by the setup.exe when you run it.

You can either open up the MSI and delete the condition (LaunchCondition table), or try adding WRAPPERCALLEDME=1 to the MSIEXEC command line...

Give it a go and let us know how it goes

PJ
Posted by: pjgeutjens 11 years ago
Red Belt
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*cough* you could always rate the post *cough* [:D]
Posted by: pjgeutjens 11 years ago
Red Belt
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Have you tried the old ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 property on the MSI command line?
If that fails I would indeed encourage you to "hack" the MSI, open it up using Orca or InstEdit, look in the CustomAction table, see if any of them jump out at you as being the one that checks for the setup.exe, and give it a condition like 1=2 so it never executes. This does assume the MSI actually contains everything that the setup encompasses, and installing it results in a complete installation.

PJ
Posted by: invisibl 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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Yeah

Its approx 100megabombs big
Half of that is the Mac.APP bits
so I am reasonably confident It is all that is needed (The MSI that is)

?edit/

ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 hasnt worked. <Sigh>

Cheers tho
Posted by: invisibl 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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Yay for you

It was a million oclock my time when I posted.

I had resigned myself to hacking the MSI but I heard the sound of a million voices cry out and then...Wait wrong situation

Will get back to you kind sir!!

______________________

Hacked the MSI. All is tickety boo

Have added it to the ALtiris console and deployed it successfully

I will need to force a new save location but imagine I can do that with a reg file

Cheers for the help all
Posted by: invisibl 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
0
Sorry Sisters and Brothers.

Post Rated.
Posted by: MrSoapsud 10 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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ORIGINAL: pjgeutjens
You can either open up the MSI and delete the condition (LaunchCondition table), or try adding WRAPPERCALLEDME=1 to the MSIEXEC command line...

Brilliant - tried it on the command line and it worked, but in the end I used InstEd to delete the LaunchCondition and the Desktop shortcut while I was at it.

So as well as helping me sort the distribution of FlipShare for a colleague, I've been introduced to InstEd!

Many thanks
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