Subject Re: [firebird-support] ibinstall.pas & firebird
Author Nando Dessena
adding text after the signature may confuse some e-mail readers. It
certainly confuses mine.

C> Thanks Nando, i tried this silent install and yes it does the
C> installation of fbServer.exe (super-server), can it be done with
C> the fb_inet_fbserver.exe (classic) or is this just part of the
C> executable setup that i have used - Firebird-

Here are the command line parameters accepted by every
innosetup-authored setup program:

The Setup program accepts optional command line parameters. These can be useful to system administrators, and to other programs calling the Setup program.

Disables the This will install... Do you wish to continue? prompt at the beginning of Setup. Of course, this will have no effect if the DisableStartupPrompt [Setup] section directive was set to yes.
Instructs Setup to be silent or very silent. When Setup is silent the wizard and the background window are not displayed but the installation progress window is. When a setup is very silent this installation progress window is not displayed. Everything else is normal so for example error messages during installation are displayed and the startup prompt is (if you haven't disabled it with DisableStartupPrompt or the '/SP-' command line option explained above)

If a restart is necessary and the '/NORESTART' command isn't used (see below) and Setup is silent, it will display a Reboot now? message box. If it's very silent it will reboot without asking.
Causes Setup to create a log file in the user's TEMP directory detailing file installation actions taken during the installation process. This can be a helpful debugging aid. For example, if you suspect a file isn't being replaced when you believe it should be (or vice versa), the log file will tell you if the file was really skipped, and why.

The log file is created with a unique name based on the current date. (It will not overwrite or append to existing files.) Currently, it is not possible to customize the filename.
The information contained in the log file is technical in nature and therefore not intended to be understandable by end users. Nor is it designed to be machine-parseable; the format of the file is subject to change without notice.
Prevents the user from cancelling during the installation process, by disabling the Cancel button and ignoring clicks on the close button. Useful along with /SILENT.

Instructs Setup not to reboot even if it's necessary.
Instructs Setup to load the settings from the specified file after having checked the command line. This file can be prepared using the '/SAVEINF=' command as explained below.
Don't forget to use quotes if the filename contains spaces.
Instructs Setup to save installation settings to the specified file.
Don't forget to use quotes if the filename contains spaces.

Specifies the language to use. language specifies the internal name of the language as specified in a [Languages] section entry.
When a valid /LANG parameter is used, the Select Language dialog will be suppressed.
Overrides the default directory name displayed on the Select Destination Location wizard page. A fully qualified pathname must be specified.
/GROUP="folder name"
Overrides the default folder name displayed on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page. If the [Setup] section directive DisableProgramGroupPage was set to yes, this command line parameter is ignored.

Instructs Setup to initially check the Don't create any icons check box on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page.
/COMPONENTS="comma separated list of component names"
Overrides the default components settings. Using this command line parameter causes Setup to automatically select a custom type.

Here are Firebird's component names, copied from the installation
source available in CVS
( ):

Name: SuperServerComponent; Description: Super Server binary; Types: SuperServerInstall; Flags: exclusive;
Name: ClassicServerComponent; Description: Classic Server binary; Types: ClassicServerInstall; Flags: exclusive;
Name: ServerComponent; Description: Server components; Types: SuperServerInstall ClassicServerInstall;
Name: DevAdminComponent; Description: Developer and admin tools components; Types: SuperServerInstall ClassicServerInstall DeveloperInstall;
Name: ClientComponent; Description: Client components; Types: SuperServerInstall ClassicServerInstall DeveloperInstall ClientInstall CustomInstall; Flags: fixed disablenouninstallwarning;

I believe ClassicServerComponent is what you're after.

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