[erlang-questions] Silent installation on windows

Sergej Jurečko sergej.jurecko@REDACTED
Fri Dec 11 13:35:41 CET 2015

What we do with erlang on windows is simply take the erts folder from
program files, remove the erl.ini files that are next to erl.exe and ship
apps with Erlang as part of the package. That way you can manually install
VC runtime.


On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 9:14 AM, Konstantin Klisurski <kosio1986@REDACTED>

> Hi all,
> I am writing a puppet module for downloading and installing erlang on
> Windows. I am using otp_win64_R15B01.exe, which uses the Nullsoft
> installer, so I am passing /S for silent and this indeed works for the
> Nullsoft installer, but it  starts installing Erlang, then pauses, triggers
> an Visual C++ Redistributable installation prompt, which is included in the
> erlang .exe and waits for input. So, I am stuck with the unattended
> installation, because I cannot find a way to bypass the VC++R GUI prompt...
> I tried to install VC++R before installing the Erland package, but it AGAIN
> triggers the VC++R exe and asks me if I want to Repair or Uninstall or
> Cancel. I wasn't able to find a way to pass a parameter from the Nullsoft
> installer to the child one (InstallShield for instance can do that). So is
> there anyone that managed to deal with that, or found another way to
> install erlang on Windows unattended (I need the R15B01 version and preffer
> downloading it directly from the site, but if there is another package that
> is capable of doing that I might re-assess the version I am using).
> Best regards,
> Konstantin
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