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Old 11-22-2010, 09:42 AM   #1
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Automate interactive cli installs?

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone can provide recommendations on any projects that can fully automate the install process of an interactive application. I am doing installs of applications such as websense and they are all interactive. I would like to automate all interactive installs in my environment. I did find the following: but wonder what others are using.

Old 11-22-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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You can try to feed the installer using shell redirection, even from a file, or even from the same file.

$ cat << EOF
this is just an example
just imagine that "cat" is an installer

this is just an example
just imagine that "echo" is an installer
This can't always be done, of course. It depends on the app itself.

Another alternative is to uncompress the file using 7z or whatever, then do your own.


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