Miles Monroe wrote:
> Joel VanderWerf wrote:
> 
>>rtilley wrote:
>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>Brad
>>
>>What about
>>
>>  system "start #{p}"
>>
>>just a guess...
> 
> 
> msiexec /? and see MSDN

I've tried that and start... still no go. Here's the code:

def install_programs(program_list)
   #program_list is a list of absolute paths.
   program_list.each do |wup|
     Dir.chdir(File.dirname(wup))
     puts Dir.getwd
     puts(File.basename(wup))
     system('msiexec -i #{File.basename(wup)}')
     end
end

system on windows is problematic! I think this is more of a windows 
issue than a ruby issue as I have the same problem with python and ruby 
when working with system.