#1017 Silent installation into wrong target directory

General (291)

Incorrect silent installation on Windows 2008 Enterprise:

Command: apache-tomcat-6.0.26.exe /S /D=c:\tomcat

Tomcat files are copied to "c:\Program Files" instead of "c:\tomcat"
The installation works fine on Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server systems.

Following response from apache/tomcat team: ASF Bugzilla – Bug 50140


  • Anders

    Anders - 2010-10-22

    http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/tomcat/trunk/res/tomcat.nsi (I assume this is the install script we are talking about) contains

    Function .onInit
    ;Reset install dir for 64-bit
    ExpandEnvStrings $0 "%PROGRAMW6432%"
    StrCmp $0 "%PROGRAMW6432%" +2 0
    StrCpy $INSTDIR "$0\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat @VERSION_MAJOR_MINOR@"

    And your bug report talks about x64 (https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=50140) so I'm guessing this is the issue.

    I would suggest that you remove the InstallDir "$PROGRAMFILES\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat @VERSION_MAJOR_MINOR@" line and replace the .onInit code with something like:

    !include x64.nsh
    Function .onInit
    StrCmp "" $INSTDIR 0 skipinitinstdir
    StrCpy $0 $ProgramFiles
    ${IfThen} ${RunningX64} ${|} StrCpy $0 $PROGRAMFILES64 ${|}
    StrCpy $INSTDIR "$0\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat @VERSION_MAJOR_MINOR@"

    Either way, /D= just sets $instdir before any script code is called, anything after that is up to the script

  • Anders

    Anders - 2010-10-26
    • status: open --> closed-invalid

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