I need to pass a response file (.rsp) through MSI MST to install this app. It would be helpful if anyone could tell me how do i do that...

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You run the setup.exe with the /u switch then the path to your rsp file. Example:

C:\IbmDB2\setup.exe /u C:\IbmDB2\response.rsp
Answered 02/02/2009 by: joedown
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Actually i am aware of tht..I would like to know how u could pass the response file in MSI
Answered 02/02/2009 by: jagannadhraj
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The setup reads the RSP.. the MSI does not.

I'm assuming the setup looks at the RSP and then uses that info to pass config info to the MSI via command line. The setup may also perform other actions before calling the MSI, so be aware of that before you try to just deploy the MSI on its own.
Answered 02/02/2009 by: turbokitty
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Does this product use MSI at all? I can't see even IBM constructing an edifice for a response file only to pass that to an MSI. Mind you, having seen some of IBM's MSIs....

Anyway, if you want to end up with an MSI, why not just capture their set-up to your own MSI?
Answered 02/02/2009 by: VBScab
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Does this product use MSI at all?

Just a thought, but the OP doesn't say which version of IBM DB2 this refers to - in fact, the base note is (all too typically) scant on detail.

The appdeploy package knowledge base would suggest that if this is v8.x of this product we are discussing then it is, in fact, already a vendor MSI. Should this be the case, then surely a straightforward response transform would meet the requirement without the need to even consider RSP files ?


Answered 02/02/2009 by: spartacus
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