Bug #40527 Bitrock installer used by merlin should create an auto-answer file
Submitted: 5 Nov 2008 12:30 Modified: 6 Nov 2008 5:23
Reporter: Kristian Köhntopp Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Enterprise Monitor: Installing Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:2.0-rc OS:Any
Assigned to: Assigned Account CPU Architecture:Any

[5 Nov 2008 12:30] Kristian Köhntopp
When running the bitrock installer that supplies either the agent or the monitor, the installer should leave an auto-answer file so that a second run can be automated.

How to repeat:
# ./blabla.bin

{ go through the install }

# cat ./blabla.answer

{ necessary data to do ./blabla.bin --optionfile ... }

Suggested fix:
add that behavior.
[5 Nov 2008 12:33] Simon Mudd
This applies to both install and upgrade installers which have a different set of inputs.
[5 Nov 2008 12:38] Eric Herman
Today we can't use an auto answer file. We can drive the installer with commad line options and get close to that, but that's more fiddly, and error-prone.

Ideally we'd would like both agent installer and MEM Dashboard installer, since 
some users are likely to have at least 2 monitor instances running, until they can scale to hundreds of agents. However, scripting the agent install is, of course, much higher priority.
[4 May 2009 8:56] BitRock Merlin
We already provide a way to pass auto answer files to installers:



Will the existing functionality suffice for you?  We could look into having the installer autogenerate the initial answer file upon completion, but adding this functionality may take a little bit