Reboot between components

Jan 18, 2011 at 4:35 PM

If I set "must_reboot_required = false" and a component needs a reboot I get a yes/no message asking for a reboot and with "must_reboot_required = true" I simply get an OK message. I prefer to give the user the option to not reboot now but when I do this the installer continues with the other components which in my case is not correct as the first is required (it is actually the .Net framework).

I have to say I am not completely sure what should happen but I think something like this:

1. Install component A, reboot now optional but required.

2. If user says no to reboot exit install

3. If install restarted detect reboot required and prompt for reboot again.

Is something like this possible? If not, does this sound like the correct approach?

Jan 23, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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Jan 23, 2011 at 8:27 PM

I think it's a feature request. At this point there're six possible reboot behaviors between components, restarts, etc. Someone will have to give this some serious thought and refactor reboot configuration.