Skip to main content


Eclipse Community Forums
Forum Search:

Search      Help    Register    Login    Home
Home » Newcomers » Newcomers » Help creating a silent install for the Eclipse installer(Silent install for Eclipse)
Help creating a silent install for the Eclipse installer [message #1815835] Fri, 11 October 2019 18:25 Go to next message
Sean Albano is currently offline Sean AlbanoFriend
Messages: 2
Registered: October 2019
Junior Member
Hello,

I'm currently trying to figure out how to deploy Eclipse via Landesk for use in my labs, but cannot find any documentation anywhere on the internet as to what parameters I'll need in order to complete this.

Now I did find the site where I can download the entire package of each installer; i.e. java, C#, and what not. From here I just really just need help with parameters for silent install, how to accept all agreements/licenses, and how to set location.



Thank you!
Re: Help creating a silent install for the Eclipse installer [message #1815839 is a reply to message #1815835] Sat, 12 October 2019 05:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
Messages: 30635
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Questions about the Eclipse Installer are best directed to the Oomph forum:

https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=thread&frm_id=287

Of course I answer the questions there too and since I see your question here, I'll answer here...

The main source of documentation is the wiki with the following as the central index for Oomph's technologies:

https://wiki.eclipse.org/Oomph

Others have asked for a headless mode as well:

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=487626

On the path towards implementing that, support for Configurations was implemented quite a while ago:

https://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_Oomph_Authoring#Automation_and_Specialization_with_Configurations

But this is currently used to automate the flow through the wizard, i.e., to select a Product Version and to select one or more Project Streams, as well as to specify specific values for variables or even add other Setup tasks.

Full support for a headless mode could be driven from that as a basis. The installer application already processes command line arguments automatically, i.e., it will process the URI of a Configuration specified on the command line, but as of yet, there is no support to avoid bringing up a dialog to complete an installation process headlessly.

Just the other week, support was added for automatically launching the installer by clicking on a URI in a web browser:

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=551315

But this has not yet been documented.

Full support for a headless mode is awaiting someone to sponsor it or to contribute it. It's easy to set up a development environment with all the Oomph source as documented here:

https://ci.eclipse.org/oomph/

My preference would be that someone sponsor a few days of the work need to provide this support. After all, even reviewing contributions, documenting them, supporting them, and then maintaining them long term is also a significant time investment, and time is money...
Re: Help creating a silent install for the Eclipse installer [message #1815891 is a reply to message #1815835] Mon, 14 October 2019 14:46 Go to previous message
Sean Albano is currently offline Sean AlbanoFriend
Messages: 2
Registered: October 2019
Junior Member
Thank you for the information and insight on this, I appreciate it.

I'll go over everything and see what I can do from there.
Previous Topic:Trouble with Arduino Plugin
Next Topic:Eclipse UI freezes after installing subclipse
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Fri Nov 15 15:30:53 GMT 2019

Powered by FUDForum. Page generated in 0.03283 seconds
.:: Contact :: Home ::.

Powered by: FUDforum 3.0.2.
Copyright ©2001-2010 FUDforum Bulletin Board Software

Back to the top