[p4] Installer enhancement request

Robert Cowham robert at vaccaperna.co.uk
Thu Nov 9 14:20:24 PST 2006


One way of avoiding this is to setup a configurable install which allows you
to specify default port etc as per:

http://www.perforce.com/perforce/technotes/note068.html

Tweak perforce.cfg and just remove p4exp.dll and it won't install.

Robert 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com 
> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Greg 
> Whitfield
> Sent: 09 November 2006 17:06
> To: 'Jamison, Shawn'; perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: Re: [p4] Installer enhancement request
> 
> I completely agree. I always warn my users to ensure they do 
> not install it, but obviously some slip through the net.
> 
> If ever anyone complains about extreme PC slowdown after 
> installing Perforce, just look for P4EXP as the chief suspect. 
> 
> It's a nice idea in theory, but in practice causes more 
> problems than it solves. 
> 
> Greg
> ~~~~
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of 
> Jamison, Shawn
> Sent: 09 November 2006 16:10
> To: perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: [p4] Installer enhancement request
> 
> Does anyone else feel that the P4EXP component should not be 
> installed by default?
> 
> I hate that thing!  
> 
> 20MB of log file entries in 2 days caused by users "unknowingly"
> installing that component.
> 
> Please Perforce change the p4wininst.exe to not install this 
> component by default!
> 
> -Shawn J>
> Perforce Admin
> Ciena Corp.
> 
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