In an ideal world, all your code is packaged into a universal install script, with dependency checking, updating, and logging services handled automatically. Conflicts between resources required by different applications are resolved according to predefined policies. Site-specific configuration changes are automatically applied as part of the unattended installation, and tests are run across the environment to confirm that everything is good to go. This article shows you how the general tenets of autonomic computing are applied to software installation.
Having fun with unattended installation
Submitted by Frank 2004-04-27 OS News 4 Comments
But that would be easy & like cryptoknight for most linux users. The thing is, & it is a bad thing, for some reason easy to use apps. would be a curse up on most linux user. Realy guys, why would this be a prob.? Why hasn’t it already been addresed? I can hear you guys now “go back to windows”, well that will only hinder linux’s spread.
I have been a user for some time using various windows platforms. Now it’s not inpossible with all the tools availible but dependancies can make you want to pull your hair out.
Here is a utility that will help to some degree, and by no means is it perfect, the utility is call Dependancy Walker (http://www.dependencywalker.com/)
As for regitry entries, there are programs that trace changes between registry (before and after).
Of course if you have the perfessional money, there are some commercial software that does everything for you.
On a side note, some setup programs have hidden settings for an administrator to run from a CMD window.. They usually are something in the terms “setup /q” and some software distrobutors will gladly help you out with these commands.
Well I’m out of here,
Thnx for reading – Wil
From my experience of using linux, I find that some programs use very arbitrary. I mean why do I need an open office library to install mozilla ? (Or is that backwards). I just think that programs (in linux) that is 35k, will need a 2M libary for it to run, and to satisfy the program. But the article goes beyond the scope of unattended linux install.
Yeah, most prepackaged OOo distributions I’ve seen install Mozilla as well as a great deal of other things. It’s always irked me.
I have no idea why some distribution makers do this to their users. Hell, even FreeBSD does this (at least when building OOo from source). Odd.