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Everything posted by Svarabhakti

  1. I have already posted this in the twin Thunderbird installation, but just as well... A quickie for those who, like me, tried to install the app in a different folder using Acheron's .inf system: the /D=dir switch should be used together with /S in the Install.inf indicating the full path and without wrapping quotes. Cheers
  2. Hi again, This is just to tell you that the problem was yet another issue with the darn quotes; I guess I have a trauma with them and always use them the wrong way . For the information of future users of the inf system, bear in mind that the /D switch will work only if the full path is stated, as per here, with no quotes wrapping the path. So in my case, the appropriate line in Install.inf reads as follows (in a single line): """%01%\Thunderbid20019.exe"" /S /D=C:\Archivos de programa\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird" This also works with Firefox, incidentally.
  3. Tough luck. I tried the /D="%path" method as suggested, but nothing changed: the app still installs into the default folder. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  4. Hi again, My idea is to install Thunderbird, along with several other applications, in the post-$OEM$ stage, i.e. just after the desktop is loaded for the first time after a clean XP install; all my attempts with the .inf file so far have yet been done on the VM where I usually do all the dirty work--as so many of us I guess. To be on the safest side and avoid unnecessary hassle, I made a full install of a Spanish WinXP Prox86 SP2 (I mean without "nLite-ing" it other than using the Unattended Setup feature--am I lazy, boy! ) in the virtual machine: no extra Java stuff, no DaemonTool, no CCleaner, no regtweaks, no nothing; just XP Pro as pristine as ever dreamt by the Redmond people... I even kept the bloody Tour! Unfortunately, the problem remained. I also used the .inf method to install Firefox 3.0.6 to see what happened, only to get the same results. No new path, theme or addons, although the Adobe plugin did make it, tho'. Incidentally, and as reported by some in the appropriate thread, for some reason my XP complained about the "-setDefaultBrowser -silent" switches, even though it did install silently. I then thought of installing Firefox using your script without any modification (I even changed the name of the original installer to "Firefox306nl" , and this time it did install all right including the .cfg info (Google as startup page and so forth); still, the icon got into the desktop and the addons did not make it either. Although no expert, I daresay that the problem lies in the different path that I gave in my script, or else it's some weird problem with the locale. I thought that perhaps some mod of my config file was not making XP too happy, but on the other hand both FF and TB resist to install in the correct folders, although they of course run different cfg files! So I'm taking the liberty to PM you my files (TB and FF) so that you can have a deep look at them; I have deleted addons, themes, etc. to make it a tidier little 7z file, but have kept the folder structure just in case it has a bearing on the matter. Thanks in advance for all the trouble, Acheron; I'm depending on you, mate! I only trust that all this is of help to someone other than me in the future...
  5. Acheron, this is fast service! Thank you so much for the tip; the quotes were the main problem, it seems. I didn't know about it and put it as a matter of course--my mistake, then. Now TB does install silently, but it refuses to do it into the folder assigned via the Install.inf file, and stubbornly goes into "%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Thunderbird". Any ideas? I had a path mistake on the inf file that I posted earlier, but that was corrected before running the inf and everything pointed to "%ProgramFiles%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird"... or so I thought! Incidentally: I added the tweak that you supplied but whenever I use it, a window pops up with the "Access denied" message. Not a big deal really since I will probably install the program via WPI as I said on my other post...
  6. Hi Acheron, Although I have been reading it for months, this is my first post on the forum, so bear with me if the following is somewhat of a newbie's question . I have been trying to create a silent install of TB using an .inf file, following your indications here and in your twin Firefox thread, but I guess I must be pretty dumb for it won't install, no matter what I do. I only get the file to create/copy the following files to the expected locations: thunderbird.cfg, override.ini, and _config.js within the "Greprefs" folder; the Registry seems to get updated just fine with the new information. But the actual .exe file simply won't start. I tried using no /S switch, just in case that was creating the problem, but nothing happened. I then unzipped the file as downloaded from the Mozilla site--which was the one that I had been using so far--and used the setup.exe instead, but that was of no avail either. Since my computer is sometimes peculiar when it comes to paths, I changed the full path for "%01%", which I take to be the folder where the .exe and the .inf file are located (am I correct, incidentally?), but no way. As for how to run the inf file, I have tried the "mouse right click > Install" option, as well as using these two commands on the console: [Version] Signature="$Windows NT$" [DefaultInstall] RunPreSetupCommands = Thunderbird.Install:1 RunPostSetupCommands = Thunderbird.Config:1 AddReg = Thunderbird.AddReg CopyFiles = Thunderbird.CopyFiles,GrePrefs.CopyFiles UpdateInis = SkipOEMigration [DestinationDirs] ;Thunderbird install dir Thunderbird.CopyFiles = 16422,"Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird" GrePrefs.CopyFiles = 16422,"Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\greprefs" [Thunderbird.CopyFiles] ;General config file "thunderbird.cfg" [GrePrefs.CopyFiles] ;Enable general config file "_config.js" [Thunderbird.Install] ;Mozilla Thunderbird """%01%\Thunderbird20019.exe"" /S" [Thunderbird.AddReg] ;Set thunderbird as default mail and news handler HKCR,".eml",,0x0,"ThunderbirdEML" HKCR,"CLSID\{29F458BE-8866-11D5-A3DD-00B0D0F3BAA7}",,0x0,"Mozilla MAPI" HKCR,"CLSID\{29F458BE-8866-11D5-A3DD-00B0D0F3BAA7}\LocalServer32",,0x0,"%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe /MAPIStartUp" HKCR,"CLSID\{29F458BE-8866-11D5-A3DD-00B0D0F3BAA7}\VersionIndependentProgID",,0x0,"MozillaMapi" HKCR,"mailto\DefaultIcon",,0x0,"%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe,0" HKCR,"mailto\shell\open\command",,0x0,"""%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe"" -osint -compose ""%%1""" HKCR,"news\DefaultIcon",,0x0,"%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe,0" HKCR,"news\shell\open\command",,0x0,"""%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe"" -osint -mail ""%%1""" HKCR,"nntp\DefaultIcon",,0x0,"%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe,0" HKCR,"nntp\shell\open\command",,0x0,"""%16422%\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe"" -osint -mail ""%%1""" HKCR,"snews\DefaultIcon",,0x0,"%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe,0" HKCR,"snews\shell\open\command",,0x0,"""%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe"" -osint -mail ""%%1""" HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail",,0x0,"Mozilla Thunderbird" HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Mozilla Thunderbird\shell\properties",,0x0,"Thunderbird-&opties" HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Clients\News",,0x0,"Mozilla Thunderbird" [Thunderbird.Config] ;Install addons "cmd /c for %%%%e in (""%01%\Addons\*.xpi"") do ""%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe"" -install-global-extension ""%%%%e""" ;Install themes "cmd /c for %%%%e in (""%01%\Themes\*.jar"") do ""%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe"" -install-global-theme ""%%%%e""" [SkipOEMigration] "%16422%\Internet\Mozilla\Thunderbird\override.ini","XRE",,"EnableProfileMigrator=false" BTW: as so many people on the forum, I am completing an unattended installation of WinXP together with an assortment of applications that I normally use (I use WPI through the post-$OEM$ system; I prefer this to integration via srvpack as I can easily select what to install at any time). So far I have run the inf on a virtual machine. Should there be any difference installing this from an .iso file? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!

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