macOS - silent deployment?

bentoms

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Hi folks,

Is there a way to deploy Room EQ Wizard silently?

We've a customer that needs it deployed to some labs, and sadly it looks like an installer app and not a PKG or a DMG with a drag and drop app.

Advice appreciated.
 

John Mulcahy

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It is a DMG with an install4j installer, yes. The installer sets up a couple of file associations, but on macOS doesn't do a lot else. It is a folder installation for ease of access to the uninstaller and an options file. You might be able to just distribute the folder from a completed installation, but I have no expertise in macOS deployment, sorry.
 

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Is there a way to deploy Room EQ Wizard silently?
If you are using something like JAMF, then you can install the application on a test machine and use Composer to make the deployable installer package.
 

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@John Mulcahy, thanks for the input. Do you have a list of the commands that the install4j installer can take? And do you know if can be done when no-one is logged in? (lazy ask, I can try the latter).

@sam_adams, thanks. I was hoping to create a AutoPkg recipe to add as a title to our Auto-Update for Jamf service.
 

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It is possible to run the installer unattended, apparently, but I suspect I would need to make some changes to support that - the license needs to be accepted, for example, I think an unattended install would exit there as the default is not to accept.
 

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@John Mulcahy, thank you.

I tried over SSH with a Mac at the login window using the -q flag, and no joy. (/Volumes/REW/REW\ Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub -q)

Logging in, and trying via terminal with -c -q did work, but prompted for options. (/Volumes/REW/REW\ Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub -c -q).

I guess folks could use expect as a workaround, but not a path I'd recommend.

Anyways, thanks for the responses.
 
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