• #### Auto install

From Rick Smith@1:105/10 to g00r00 on Mon Jun 21 07:57:20 2021
Greetings g00r00!

The wiki says that auto install no longer works? Is there any chance this will be repaired? I am trying to create a script (because im bored) that would require mystic to install unattended... I could use xdotool but second screen requires up arrow to select install mystic and I have been unable to figure that out.

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• From James Coyle@1:129/215 to Rick Smith on Mon Jun 21 11:13:17 2021
The wiki says that auto install no longer works? Is there any chance
this will be repaired? I am trying to create a script (because im bored)

There was never an auto install, the Wiki is inaccurate if it says that.

Its is a planned feature that hasn't been finished yet. I'll work on it for you though and see what I can get done this week.

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• From Rick Smith@1:105/10 to James Coyle on Mon Jun 21 08:51:36 2021
Greetings James!

Monday June 21 2021 11:13, you wrote to me about an urgent matter!:

* Forwarded from area 'MYSTIC'
The wiki says that auto install no longer works? Is there any
chance this will be repaired? I am trying to create a script
(because im bored)

There was never an auto install, the Wiki is inaccurate if it says
that.

yeah its in the wiki and says its broken as of version something, and if you do ./install --help it shows there as well?

Syntax:

install Begin full installation
install auto <root> [data] [-o] Automated install to <root>
install replace <dir> Replace executables in <dir> with latest

Example:

install replace c:\mystic
install extract userchat* c:\mystic\text
install auto /mystic /mysticdata/ -o

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• From g00r00@1:129/215 to Rick Smith on Mon Jun 21 11:54:18 2021
that would require mystic to install unattended... I could use xdotool
but second screen requires up arrow to select install mystic and I have been unable to figure that out.

Would this work for what you're trying to do?

+ Mystic's install program now has an automated install option which can
be initiated as by running "install auto <root directory>". If the root
directory already exists, the installation will abort. There are some
addtional options that can be specified:

data=<data file path>
theme=<root theme path>

For example:

install auto c:\mystic theme=c:\mysticthemes

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• From Rick Smith@1:105/10 to g00r00 on Mon Jun 21 09:30:40 2021
Greetings g00r00!

Monday June 21 2021 11:54, you wrote to me about an urgent matter!:

* Forwarded from area 'MYSTIC'
that would require mystic to install unattended... I could use
xdotool but second screen requires up arrow to select install
mystic and I have been unable to figure that out.

Would this work for what you're trying to do?

+ Mystic's install program now has an automated install option which
can
be initiated as by running "install auto <root directory>". If the root
directory already exists, the installation will abort. There are
some
addtional options that can be specified:
Yes thats perfect, I just need a base install, the other part of my script will copy over all my files etc to the /mystic dir... Thank you sir..

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• From g00r00@1:129/215 to Rick Smith on Mon Jun 21 12:47:33 2021
yeah its in the wiki and says its broken as of version something, and if you do ./install --help it shows there as well?

Yeah I don't know why that was put on the Wiki but its not true so I removed it. Its a new feature that is being added in 1.12 but wasn't finished yet.

I had time to finish it up this morning before work so it will be in the next build!

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• From Rick Smith@1:105/10 to g00r00 on Mon Jun 21 12:05:08 2021
Greetings g00r00!

Monday June 21 2021 12:47, you wrote to me about an urgent matter!:

* Forwarded from area 'MYSTIC'
yeah its in the wiki and says its broken as of version something,
and if you do ./install --help it shows there as well?

Yeah I don't know why that was put on the Wiki but its not true so I removed it. Its a new feature that is being added in 1.12 but wasn't finished yet.

Just so your aware, it also shows up in the install help. So if I unpackage mystic and do a ./install --help it also references auto install as an option...

I had time to finish it up this morning before work so it will be in
the next build!

That is awesome, thank you!

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• From g00r00@1:129/215 to Rick Smith on Mon Jun 21 15:46:51 2021
Just so your aware, it also shows up in the install help. So if I unpackage mystic and do a ./install --help it also references auto
install as an option...

Yep I am aware!

Sometimes changes will show up in alpha versions as they are being done so the idea that it shows up there was intentional! It just wasn't finished yet.

Another example is the file request editor along those lines that isn't functional but there are references to it.

I've updated the Wiki as well will do a more robust update when A47 is done and I go through the readme to add in all the changes.

I had time to finish it up this morning before work so it will be in the next build!

That is awesome, thank you!

I just made a build on my lunch break for you so you can download it now!

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• From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to g00r00 on Tue Jun 22 12:57:36 2021
On 21 Jun 2021 at 12:47p, g00r00 pondered and said...

yeah its in the wiki and says its broken as of version something, and you do ./install --help it shows there as well?

Yeah I don't know why that was put on the Wiki but its not true so I removed it. Its a new feature that is being added in 1.12 but wasn't finished yet.

Hi James. The background on this... I had added the details at the time because the output of ./install --help for A43 was displaying it. I'd noted that it wasn't a working option on the Wiki for Alpha 43 so that users would understand it was a work in progress.

I figured it was better to document something that displayed when a user ran the help option than not to mention it at all. Back in March 2019 you had confirmed it was not a working option when I queried this with you while I worked on the Wiki content update at the time.

It's cool to see the auto install stuff being worked on now. Nice job on the netmail routing and PING / TRACE stuff too.

Best, Paul

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• From Rick Smith@1:105/10 to g00r00 on Mon Jun 21 16:03:10 2021
Greetings g00r00!

Monday June 21 2021 15:46, you wrote to me about an urgent matter!:

* Forwarded from area 'MYSTIC'
Just so your aware, it also shows up in the install help. So if
I unpackage mystic and do a ./install --help it also references
auto install as an option...

Yep I am aware!

now!

OK I gave it a try... I ended up getting an error however...

Mystic automated installation

Base directory: /mystic/

Extracting: Root files
Extracting: Data files
Extracting: Display files
Extracting: Script files
Extracting: Documentation
Runtime error 216 at $0000000000402E3E$0000000000402E3E

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• From g00r00@1:129/215 to Paul Hayton on Mon Jun 21 23:08:50 2021
Hi James. The background on this... I had added the details at the time because the output of ./install --help for A43 was displaying it. I'd noted that it wasn't a working option on the Wiki for Alpha 43 so that users would understand it was a work in progress.

Thanks for the clarification.

Once I went and looked at it, it was a little more clear to me :) I saw it was listed as a footnote under the help screen so it made complete sense once I saw it with context.

It's cool to see the auto install stuff being worked on now. Nice job on the netmail routing and PING / TRACE stuff too.

Thanks its a pretty useful feature I probably should have added in sooner! I don't know why I didn't do the netmail routing like this to begin with I guess just inexperience at the time.

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• From g00r00@1:129/215 to Rick Smith on Mon Jun 21 23:10:29 2021
OK I gave it a try... I ended up getting an error however...

Mystic automated installation

Ok thank you for letting me know.

What command line did you run and what operating system? I am not able to produce this problem here so there must be something I am missing. To be honest I only tested on Windows before releasing it so maybe its something specific to Linux.

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• From g00r00@1:129/215 to Rick Smith on Mon Jun 21 23:25:51 2021
What command line did you run and what operating system? I am not able

Nevermind I was able reprocduce it on my Linux system.

I have fixed the problem now and will be uploading a new version in the next 15 minutes or so.

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• From Rick Smith@1:105/10 to g00r00 on Mon Jun 21 21:54:30 2021
Greetings g00r00!

Monday June 21 2021 23:25, you wrote to me about an urgent matter!:

* Forwarded from area 'MYSTIC'
What command line did you run and what operating system? I am
not able

Nevermind I was able reprocduce it on my Linux system.

I have fixed the problem now and will be uploading a new version in
the next 15 minutes or so.

Great, yes I was trying linux and pi

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