Re: [wpkg-users] %SOFTWARE% variable

2008-02-18 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Marc Marc Cuypers wrote: In the silent installs the variable %SOFTWARE% is used. I tried to set it with the wpkg-client (general/wpkg variable). But it seems not to be expanded. Is there a problem with this expansion. No, no known problem with the expansion and I use this feature

Re: [wpkg-users] Can WPKG install packages while user is at desktop

2008-03-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi both, First of all the package should contain some checks. The package below checks for existence of the seamonkey.exe file. If it does not exist, then WPKG will re-install the package (at least 1.0+ versions of WPKG). Sure you need to run the wpkg.js script using a user which has belongs

Re: [wpkg-users] Can WPKG install packages while user is at desktop

2008-03-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Steve, I used the Firefox xml from the site. It worked twice but I had to increment revision by 1 each time I unistalled the Mozilla firefox to test it. So does this mean each time the revision has to be incremented. If so, then how can I automate this process. When ihave

Re: [wpkg-users] Can WPKG install packages while user is at desktop

2008-03-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Steve Steve Handy wrote: I have tried it already. Here is what I did 1) I executed the command cscript \\Store1\WPKG\wkpg.js /sync from the run box. OK, this makes sure all software defined for the used profile is actually installed. 2) the program installed on to the

Re: [wpkg-users] Can WPKG install packages while user is at desktop

2008-03-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Adam Adam Williams wrote: execute=always ? This will force the package to be re-installed ALWAYS - no matter if that version (or any other) is already installed. This is not recommended. I use it only for one single package - the WPKG XML backup to copy the local wpkg.xml to a network

Re: [wpkg-users] Can WPKG install packages while user is at desktop

2008-03-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Adam, My understanding is that even with execute=once, when the revision is incremented, it will rerun the check/install/upgrade. am I mistaken? What do you mean by it will return. Let me explain the 1.0+ algorithm regarding this: If execute=once is set: - if the package is not

Re: [wpkg-users] Can WPKG install packages while user is at desktop

2008-03-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Steve, Steve Handy wrote: Assuming this is true I need a way to eliminate the incrementing feature Please see my answer to Adam regarding this. You don't need to increment the version to make sure a package is verified/re-installed. Just define appropriate checks and do _NOT_ use

Re: [wpkg-users] Can WPKG install packages while user is at desktop - Lets move on the 2nd problem

2008-03-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Steve, Steve Handy wrote: One more thing though. Why is it that when I uninstall the firefox, and then run the cscript \\ /sync.., the program doesn't install. As written already many times either you used execute=once or the checks still evaluated true. In case (parts) of an

Re: [wpkg-users] Thanks for everything - WPKG is nice but it still needs improvement

2008-03-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Steve, I tried it and it said no parameters specified. Look at the WPKG parameters. You did not specify a command. /force is just a flag - /synchronize or /install are the commands. So use 'cscript ... /synchronize /force ...'. However there seems to be another bug left in wpkg.js which

Re: [wpkg-users] Thanks for everything - WPKG is nice but it still needs improve

2008-03-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Steve Steve Handy wrote: Alright Leon and Jens it worked. Took a while, but we got it. Cool. I also tried to rerun the script again it didn't reinstall it. Okay. The force switch works. My faith has been restored. And I will (again) have a look at the issue that FF did not re-install

Re: [wpkg-users] install the wpkg client manually

2008-03-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Kent Tong wrote: Hi, Is it possible to install the wpkg client manually (as opposed to running the msi file)? Hmm, it might work if you just copy all the %ProgramFiles%\wpkg files to the host. Additionally you need to add the service to start WPKG at Windows startup. To achieve this you

Re: [wpkg-users] Old version reinstall - WPKG is nice but it still needs improve

2008-03-27 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Falko Falko Trojahn wrote: Firefox updated itself, e.g. to Revision 2.0.0.13. Next time Wpkg starts, the uninstall check looks for 2.0.0.12 (which of course is missing then) and reinstalls the old version, until the xml on the server is updated, too. This is true - but non-admin users

Re: [wpkg-users] Old version reinstall - WPKG is nice but it still needs improve

2008-03-27 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, Filemon and Regmon are your friends, then. Check where the program wants to write files/registry, and make those writeable by all. Involves 5-30 minutes of work, works for 99% of admin-only software, and is far better than granting admin rights to all users. Full ACK. I forgot

Re: [wpkg-users] Thanks for everything - WPKG is nice but it still needs improvement

2008-03-27 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Steve, Steve Handy wrote: Here is the log file you requested. By the way, the documentation on the flags DOES NOT specify that /synchronize is a command. Only a flag. This explains the mistake I made earlier when you specified that I wasn't following the documentation closely in your

Re: [wpkg-users] Ugly perl script to check if packages are installed on a set of workstations.

2008-03-27 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Chris, Chris Crow wrote: I was going to wait, and clean up this script, but I don't think I will ever come back to it. There is always too less time - or too many ideas... This script needs to be copied to the root of the wpkg share, and it evaluates the following locations:

Re: [wpkg-users] Thanks for everything - WPKG is nice but it still needs improvement

2008-03-27 Thread Rainer Meier
Dear Steve, Steve Handy wrote: You know Rainer this conversation between you and I is starting to get a little out of hand and scope if you want to be honest. I came to you for help and yet I am getting reprimands and a lot offensive comments. If you are not going to communicate in a

Re: [wpkg-users] Thanks for everything - WPKG is nice but it still needs improve

2008-03-27 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jens Jens Geile wrote: but hey, I think I see the problem. Firefox recently changed the silent flags from -ms to /S. At least I am using the /S flag within my unattended.cmd. I've been using -ms -ira as install parameter for firefox.exe for quite some time now. Today I updated to

Re: [wpkg-users] Ugly perl script to check if packages are installed on a set of

2008-03-27 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jens Jens Geile wrote: 1. I've written my own webinterface which combines Unattended and WPKG and is linked to the webinterface for the DHCP configuration. 2. My packages.xml, hosts.xml, profiles.xml files are actually stored in the PSQL database and WPKG just downloads the .xml files

Re: [wpkg-users] Cannot install wpkg on W2k3 Terminal Server

2008-03-28 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomoasz, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: Probably, the installer needs some love on Windows 2003. I can't give you any help right now, and what's worse, I don't have access to a Windows 2003 installation I could experiment on. Probably Alan could try an earlier version of WPKG GUI. Probably

Re: [wpkg-users] Cannot install wpkg on W2k3 Terminal Server

2008-03-28 Thread Rainer Meier
At least on my machine there have been no more information within the event log than displayed already within the dialog window. This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Addition. Google gives lots of hits when using the error message as a search

Re: [wpkg-users] Cannot install wpkg on W2k3 Terminal Server

2008-03-28 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Alan Alan Au wrote: I have tried 1.2-rc6 , but got the same error. :-( so this was a waste of time. Do you have any IE Toolbar like the Google Toolbar installed? According to some Google search results uninstalling the Google Toolbar helped sometimes - however it's not clear to me yet

Re: [wpkg-users] Powershell and WPKG

2008-04-01 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Handy, Even if you're probably going to ignore me... Steve Handy wrote: I am trying to see if WPKG can force a desktop to execute a powershell to perform certain functions such as establishing local group policy. If I understood this correctly you're trying to execute a local

Re: [wpkg-users] Questions about offline mode and executing the wpkg service

2008-04-03 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: Didn't you just describe one problem in this thread? :) I use WPKG within VMWare, Virtual-PC and VirtualBox without problems yet. However I do not use the logon delay feature. What I noticed is that VMWare sometimes is extremely slow when handing out DHCP

Re: [wpkg-users] Installer types

2008-04-03 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi, Thank you for that--it helps Tomasz. Is there some way (perhaps in get info--or in properties) to test an installer to know what type of installer it actually is? You could try the ultimate silent switch finder provided here:

Re: [wpkg-users] Questions about offline mode and executing the wpkg service

2008-04-03 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, It is a correct switch, but using it prevents passing a proper exit code to WPKG Client. No, it does not. If used in the topmost script (not a sub-script invoked via call) it will also terminate cmd.exe with the given code. Whether /b is used or not, it will exit a script with

Re: [wpkg-users] xsd, dtd schema files?

2008-04-03 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jan, Jan Luehr wrote: so far I'm using XML-editors for editing wpkg config files. Are there any xsd or dtd schema files for validating? (And finding my typos *g*) Unfortunately not yet. This would also be a good source for documentation. Once I started to create XSD schema files but I

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG 1.0 released

2008-04-07 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Adam, Adam Williams wrote: anything need to be done to upgrade from wpkg 1.0-rc8 to 1.0 other then copying over wpkg.js? No. Just replace wpkg.js. Personally I would recommend to use the latest version of config.xml as well. Most parameters can be left default anyway - so merging them

Re: [wpkg-users] xsd, dtd schema files?

2008-04-08 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jan, Jan Luehr wrote: I'm also new to xsd (to be honest, I've never written a xsd or dtd file), but If you're stucked somehow, feel free to ask. Thanks for support. After a while of click-and-try as well as reading some info at http://www.w3schools.com/ I think I can manage to do it.

Re: [wpkg-users] determining MSIEXEC product code?

2008-04-10 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Adam, Adam Williams wrote: I have a piece of software installed with WPKG and I want to uninstall it, and the uninstall instructions from app deploy say to uninstall it with: MSIEXEC.EXE /X {PRODUCTCODE} REMOVE=ALL /Q but, how do I figure out what the product code of the application

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG 1.0 check error

2008-04-10 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi, Vladimír Pšenička wrote: Hello. I am testing new version of WPKG (1.0) with same xml files and get some strange error (Error number: 800a01b6). I didnt have problem with previous version of WPKG (0.9) I can tell, when error occurs: At this check condition: check type=logical

Re: [wpkg-users] firefox and acrobat

2008-04-14 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: 2008-04-14 14:03:12, DEBUG : Initialized temporary local log file: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\wpkg-logInit.log 2008-04-14 14:03:12, DEBUG : Initializing new log file: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\wpkg-dell002.log 2008-04-14 14:03:12, DEBUG : Reboot-Cmd is standard. 2008-04-14

Re: [wpkg-users] Upgrades

2008-04-15 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Daniel, Daniel Dehennin wrote: As far as I understand, to upgrade a package I need to provide the upgrade / to the new revision of the package. True. Most of the time, this upgrade uninstall the old package and install the new one. NACK. Most of the packages are upgraded by simply

Re: [wpkg-users] Question about processing install and remove

2008-04-15 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Daniel, Daniel Dehennin wrote: During my test I remove the package xp-firewall from the profile and in the log I see that wpkg.js mark the xp-firewall package as to be removed but it seems to try to execute the install/ anyway. This feature has been introduced by WPKG 1.0 and I refer to it

Re: [wpkg-users] wpkg.js crashing?

2008-04-18 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Brian, Brian May wrote: Where is the event log stored? Right click my computer, select manage, click Event Viewer, right click Application, chose Clear all Events. The configuration is identical to the other computers that were working; I think it is 0xFF OK. The INFO (and higher)

Re: [wpkg-users] wpkg.js crashing?

2008-04-18 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Brian, Brian May wrote: I will have a look at the code ASAP. However, the fact remains, if I comment the code out it works. If I leave the code it, wpkg.js exits without doing anything else. I don' think you need to look at the WPKG code since it is about a simple API call. It looks

Re: [wpkg-users] wpkg.js crashing?

2008-04-18 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jens Jens Geile wrote: I remember a machine in my setup that didnt log anything to the event log anymore because it was full. This happened after running wpkg in debug mode two or three times (previous log entries left there). Cleaning the event log solved this and wpkg logged its

Re: [wpkg-users] wpkg.js crashing?

2008-04-18 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jens, Jens Geile wrote: I don't remember. :p But I'll just set a machine to debug and restart it a couple of times to reproduce this later today and report back. Thanks for your support. I am not at home (where my testbed is) so I cannot do that at the moment. On the other side Brian

Re: [wpkg-users] google earth 4.3

2008-04-18 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Adam Adam Williams wrote: With the release of Google Earth 4.3, when you go to the download link at earth.google.com it takes you to http://tinyurl.com/384eyy and when you agree and download, it installs google updater which then opens a GUI that downloads and installs google earth 4.3.

Re: [wpkg-users] wpkg.js crashing?

2008-04-21 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jens, Jens Geile wrote: While testing this I found that using param name='quiet' value='false' / in config.xml seems to break WPKG. WPKG starts and stops immediately. No software is installed even when eventlog is empty. Starting wpkg manually through commandline gives: WPKG Service

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG client upgrade

2008-04-21 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: - there is a switch/hack, but we don't know it yet I don't think it is very hidden or a hack. Just did a quick (very quick) Google search and found the following interesting pages:

Re: [wpkg-users] wpkg.js crashing?

2008-04-21 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jens Jens Geile wrote: After some more testing even param name='quiet' value='false' / is working now but it seems to disable /debug. I created a bug report (just for the records): http://bugzilla.wpkg.org/show_bug.cgi?id=110 However I verified it and it works exactly as expected.

Re: [wpkg-users] wpkg.js crashing?

2008-04-21 Thread Rainer Meier
Rainer Meier wrote: Well, I think you're right regarding this issue. However to log events to any facility (STDERR, log file, event log...) you have to rely on certain system resources and API calls. I will try to improve the error handling as much as possible and try establish

Re: [wpkg-users] [Bug 110] WPKG seems to disable /debug if quiet is set to false in config.xml

2008-04-22 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Brian, Brian May wrote: While I don't feel strongly about the issue, I can't help think the above behaviour is confusing. I am use to /quiet on other command line tools which enables/disables STDOUT output. It shouldn't control both STDOUT and the Event Handler. The debug setting

Re: [wpkg-users] wpkg.js crashing?

2008-04-22 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Brian, Brian May wrote: This is pure speculation: * When I pushed OK on the dialog box yesterday, it expanded the file size to the size specified in the control, which I assumed was the current size. * The problem with logging events was because the current size of 64kb was being

Re: [wpkg-users] Unable to set the path to file sizeequals check

2008-04-24 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Daniel, Daniel Dehennin wrote: Regards. You can find the patch as attachement to this e-mail. Thanks a lot. Your fix have been applied and checked in to the repository. For the records I've created a bug report on Bugzilla: http://bugzilla.wpkg.org/show_bug.cgi?id=112. - WPKG 1.1.0-M6

Re: [wpkg-users] Re : Re : Question about multi-domain environment

2008-04-24 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Karl, Karl wrote: No please no more microsoft tools Is this possible with WPKG? Well, I think you can - but you did not exactly specify what you want to do. Your question about multi-domain environment does not really apply to WPKG as WPKG does not care about domains (except for

Re: [wpkg-users] Using package variable in tests

2008-04-26 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Daniel, I just read through the report and would like to share some comments. Daniel Dehennin wrote: Tying to install mozilla firefox with WPKG, it seems to me that variables defined in packages are not expanded when doing tests. This is currently by design - package variables are only

Re: [wpkg-users] IP-Address match failed: Cet objet ne g ère pas cette propriété ou cette méthode

2008-04-29 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Markus, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am trying to install wpkg on a SAMBA share (\\d51-dde-01\diffusion\utilitaires\wpkg) in a windows domain. We are using fixed IP addresses. The profiles, hosts and packages files are read successfully, but there seems to be a problem with the

Re: [wpkg-users] Installer upgrade trouble...

2008-04-29 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Marco, I'm still using 0.90, and surely i don't try to upgrade using the procedure explained on: http://wpkg.org/WPKG You could even upgrade WPKG (server side) without changing the client side at all. PS: and if we simply throw away the .msi installer and prepare a simple

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG Client v1.2.1 and slipstreamed WinXP SP3 - fails

2008-05-13 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Paul, Paul Griffith wrote: I just tried to install WPKG Client v1.2.1 with WinXP SP3 (slipstreamed) and it failed, v1.2r6 installed without any problems. Anyone tried a slipstream WinXP SP3 ? I just did the same on a test installation within VirtualBox - fresh RIS setup with

Re: [wpkg-users] Viewing software installed on workstations

2008-05-16 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Joe, Joe wrote: According to the docs you can use the following package to view what has been installed on a workstation... package id=wpkg-xml name=wpkg.xml files from workstations revision=1 priority=0 execute=always install timeout=15 cmd='cmd /C copy

Re: [wpkg-users] Viewing software installed on workstations

2008-05-16 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Joe Joe wrote: Ok... Thanks... I was going crazy for a bit trying to figure out why the files never matched. Might want to add this to the docs on http://wpkg.org/Viewing_software_installed_on_workstations You're very welcome. In fact the Execute after feature has been introduced later

Re: [wpkg-users] expand variables in debug output?

2008-05-16 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Joe, Joe wrote: Maybe expanding could be an command line option? At any rate, the reason I asked was that I had a situation where I set: set SOFTWARE=%WPKGROOT%\Programs\ Then in some packages... install cmd='%SOFTWARE%\thunderbird\Thunderbird Setup 2.0.0.14.exe -ms' / install

Re: [wpkg-users] expand variables in debug output?

2008-05-16 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Joe, Joe wrote: At least I would have seen... msiexec \\R4p17\VOL1\apps\WPKG\Programs\\OpenOffice\openofficeorg24.msi instead of... msiexec \\R4p17\VOL1\apps\WPKG\Programs\OpenOffice\openofficeorg24.msi So msiexec might have problems with double backslashes in path? I would

Re: [wpkg-users] Viewing software installed on workstations

2008-05-16 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jens, Jens Geile wrote: param name='settings_file_name' value='%COMPUTERNAME%.xml' / Hurray, I even did not think about the variable replacement here... :-) Lol, this feature has been there for ages. :p I just forgot to copy the line because I was in a hurry when I wrote the mail.

Re: [wpkg-users] Package Renaming [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2008-05-20 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Michael, Michael Chinn wrote: I was planning a mass rename of existing packages to conform with a new naming priority convention and just wondered if anyone else has attempted this? Would it be best to remove the local wpkg.xml prior to wpkg.js execution so that all the packages

Re: [wpkg-users] Profile inconsitency: Package with ID 'imageresize' is listed in profile but ...

2008-05-20 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jose, Jose Cortijo wrote: But before I tried to run it in my own computer from cmd. I get an error the wpkg database is empty It should be empty as far I didnt install any softwarre yet. I create the variable SOFTWARE with the value path to software folder in the server and run manually

Re: [wpkg-users] Package Renaming [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2008-05-20 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Leon, Leon Hedding (ICT) wrote: I have seen a number of other solutions that use a GUID as part of the package. Is this something that we could somehow include in WPKG? I don't know how we would be able to create the GUID to put into the packages.xml file, but that would certainly assist

Re: [wpkg-users] Profile inconsitency: Package with ID 'imageresize' is listed in profile but ...

2008-05-20 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jose, Jose Cortijo wrote: thanks a lot man. You were absolutely right. It is working right now. I create an imageresize.xml in the packages folder with that lines but I didnt know I should modify the packages.xml . So, the first file is not needed?? Right. Strictly speaking it is not

Re: [wpkg-users] Package Renaming [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2008-05-20 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Leon, Leon Hedding (ICT) wrote: So possibly using a GUID as the package could already be done. The main difficulty with that is that it is not easy to remember and type in. Yes, you should be able to use any string within the id attribute of a package. Probably the GUID is not used that

Re: [wpkg-users] Package Renaming [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2008-05-20 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Leon, Leon Hedding (ICT) wrote: What you describe is exactly what I am thinking. The other bit is as you say, it is quite difficult to read logs since the GUID would be in the logs then. That is why I am wondering if having an actual (optional) GUID value would be of benefit. It might be

Re: [wpkg-users] Vista and WPKG

2008-05-20 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Frank, Dr. Frank Lee wrote: I've got a few Vista machines to support now, alas, so I've been giving some thought to how to get some information about what WPKG is doing to the users. This mail is me thinking aloud so that people get a chance to direct my efforts - or maybe offer

Re: [wpkg-users] Vista and WPKG

2008-05-20 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Frank, Dr. Frank Lee wrote: That method would be possible too. There's a page http://www.codesegment.com/sms_studio_help/Help/Tutorial/Samples/How%20to%20Send%20a%20Message%20through%20Named%20Pipe.htm on using Named Pipes through VBScript, so I'd imagine the same approach would

Re: [wpkg-users] Profile inconsitency: Package with ID 'imageresize' is listed in profile but ...

2008-05-20 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jose, Jose Cortijo wrote: ok, it works perfect now. Now just appear before all the process a message saying that the file is already in c:\windows\download installation, if I want to replace or not that file? any way to overwrite always?? but if I say yes, the package gets removed. I

Re: [wpkg-users] unexpected installation of already installed package

2008-05-20 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Mark, Mark Nienberg wrote: I was beginning to edit a package definition in packages.xml with the intention of gradually fixing and testing it. The package was already installed on a number of workstations, but I did not change the revision number, which was zero. I revised some

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG and Vista UAC

2008-05-22 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Vladimir, Vladimír Pšenička wrote: I have found problem with Vista machines and UAC enabled. When WPKG client starts on Vista machine and start installing some SW a see in event log permission errors (about need to elevate user rights, although user installing SW is member of domain admins

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG and Vista UAC

2008-05-23 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Vladimir, Plases read the Rules: http://wpkg.org/Support Vladimír Pšenička wrote: WPKG path user is domain account (in Domain Users group), which have access to network share, where is SW WPKG execution context users is SYSTEM This combination doesnt work (access denied) For me it does

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG and Vista UAC

2008-05-23 Thread Rainer Meier
Rainer Meier wrote: For me it does perfectly. I guess you probably did not specify a full user name including the domain prefix. You need to specify the username to access the share in the form domain\user not user user as Windows will use a local user name in this case. One more note

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG and Vista UAC

2008-05-23 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Vladimír Vladimír Pšenička wrote: Yes they are on different shares (machines): WPKG (wpkg.js, xml files etc.) are in netlogon share on PDC (samba) and software installers are on BDC (samba). Is this any problem? Yes, this might be a problem. WPKG client connects to the share where

Re: [wpkg-users] Execute check and pipes

2008-06-05 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Daniel, Daniel Dehennin wrote: In the log I got: Execute check for program 'at \| %WPKG%\bin\grep sc start wpkgservice' returned '1'. Evaluating condition 'null' revealed false when comparing to expected value of '0' It looks like the exit value of the expression is 1. I did not test

Re: [wpkg-users] the remove cmd can't work

2008-06-09 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Jeffery, Jeffery Yap Choon Ming wrote: Hope someone can help me. I have install the Mozilla and try our, it works fine. Unfortunately, I cant have the WPKG to remove the apps via remove cmd= Are there any steps missing? Unfortunately you do not specify what you try to do. There are

Re: [wpkg-users] Installer for windows 64 bits

2008-06-12 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Vincent, Vincent MALIEN wrote: hello, I use wpkg for installing firefox (and other softwares), it works good, but it fails on computers using Windows vista 64 Bits (it should be the same on XP 64 bits): I added to the basic installation given on the site, the following line to lock

Re: [wpkg-users] Installer for windows 64 bits

2008-06-12 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: Which should happen after 32 bit version of WPKG Client 1.4.0 is released. A month or so, time permits. I'm still waiting for remarks, issues etc. for a testing 1.3.2. Which is entirely fine I think. The current wrapper.js based work-around works pretty

Re: [wpkg-users] Question about / suggestion for wpkg.xml

2008-06-30 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Denis, as far as I understand the handling of wpkg.xml, package information will be imported into the file when 1. there is a new package for the computer or 2. the package revision number was increased. Correct, the information will be updated only in case the install/upgrade was

Re: [wpkg-users] Ideas for features.

2008-06-30 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I had a number of ideas for various features or code designs that might simplify some of the problems and make some good proposals. I'd have thought you'd have already got them on the timeline but as I've written a number of these bits into a custom version of

Re: [wpkg-users] Ideas for features.

2008-07-01 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Brian, Brian May wrote: This check could be quite useful, e.g. if (not mains powered battery 20 mins left) { skip wpkg stuff } (no point turning on your laptop computer to find wpkg drains the last bit of battery life on installing package updates you didn't need) and/or

Re: [wpkg-users] Register already installed Programms

2008-07-01 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Peter, Peter Ulrich wrote: i am testing wpkg to install new Software on my Clients and it worked great. Now i want to get control over installed Software by wpkg without reinstalling the packages on every client. Is there a way to tell wpkg, that a package is already installed on a

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG Client 1.3.4 released (testing release), including 64 bit support

2008-07-08 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Falko, Falko Trojahn wrote: - it would be nice to have the installation status messages localized via config.xml - this could be easily adapted in wpkg.js using the existing getLocalizedString() function? I thought about this but my initial idea of localization of status messages has been

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG Client 1.3.4 released (testing release), including 64 bit support

2008-07-09 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: For that I created some easy-to-parse printouts. So actually I think the GUI should be responsible to display localized information to the user - just receiving technical data from wpkg.js. I beg to differ here. The main reason is that wpkg.js is an

Re: [wpkg-users] Dealing with localized apps

2008-07-15 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Nico, Nico de Haer wrote: Hi all, It seems that there is a shortcomming in wpkg when you are faced with a package that depends on an application that comes in different languages. For example: Package: firefox-plugin-something, depends (obviously) on firefox, but: I have two packages

Re: [wpkg-users] Installer for windows 64 bits

2008-07-22 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: Hi Rainer, Did you have time to check if 64 bit version of WPKG Client works on 64 bit Windows systems? Oh yes. I tested WPKG Client 1.3.5_64.msi on Vista Business x64. It works as expected. Now I do not need to run wrapper.js any more. Moreover it

Re: [wpkg-users] Installer for windows 64 bits

2008-07-23 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi, I haven't fiddled with writing .MSI files since I started playing with WPKG :-) ...but if you send me a log of the install (/l*v file) I'll have a look to see if I can see anything obvious. Hmm, unfortunately I installed without logging options. Probably somebody noticed the same

Re: [wpkg-users] Installer for windows 64 bits

2008-07-23 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: Note that some settings are not applied until the system is restarted - i.e., changing from logon delay to shutdown delay, because system restart is needed to make them work. (I'll comment on other issues in a few days). Right, this is entirely clear

Re: [wpkg-users] new web-based wpkg manager

2008-08-03 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi, mscdex wrote: Lately I've been tinkering with the idea of creating a new web-based utility to manage wpkg profiles, packages, etc. The existing wpkg web utility is outdated (last updated in mid-2007ish) and the maintainer for it appears to be no longer active. I believe having a decent

Re: [wpkg-users] new web-based wpkg manager

2008-08-03 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi, mscdex wrote: Lately I've been tinkering with the idea of creating a new web-based utility to manage wpkg profiles, packages, etc. The existing wpkg web utility is outdated (last updated in mid-2007ish) and the maintainer for it appears to be no longer active. I believe having a decent

Re: [wpkg-users] new web-based wpkg manager

2008-08-04 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Joe, Joe Konecny wrote: Although I have never used it I assumed that the web front end used the xml files already. If not, I agree that it should. No, it does not. It uses a database backend to store all information. WPKG includes direct support to read the XML files using HTTP protocol

Re: [wpkg-users] new web-based wpkg manager

2008-08-04 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi, mscdex wrote: Thank you for the suggestions. Regarding the XML import/export, I'm not sure what the purpose of this would be? The way I imagined the frontend to be was that it would work directly with the xml files on disk and none of that information would be stored in a database.

Re: [wpkg-users] new web-based wpkg manager

2008-08-04 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: A command line interface for retrieving the files directly from either: a) the database, or b) from the web interface wget would do here, provided there are some sane links and files to download from, i.e.: http://server/wpkg-web/all-packages.txt

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG client 1.2.1 oddities..

2008-08-06 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Manny, Manny wrote: Show GUI is enabled, when I start/stop the service I do not see a window starting cscript (this is VISTA 32bit btw) Just another hint which is related to a Windows issue I discovered many times... Are there any other services provided by your production server? For

Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG client 1.2.1 oddities..

2008-08-07 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: If you're using net use ... as Execute before, can it be that there are conflicting network information for Windows? Yes, this can happen. I pointed this out several times on this list already. For example Windows might connect network printers from the

Re: [wpkg-users] Error when writing to event log

2008-08-18 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Joe, Joe wrote: Right but I am concerned that an error dialog would pop up (I'm running wpkg as a scheduled task with a user called wpkg) and the actual user logged in (or maybe there is no user logged in) would never see this error. Then wpkg is effectively frozen awaiting input. There

Re: [wpkg-users] setting the current directory for setup.exe?

2008-09-01 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Kent, Kent Tong wrote: It's the setup.exe program for tera term pro. I think it is MS Setup. It will look for the ttermpro.inf file in the current directory. I can't use cd because it is a UNC path (%SOFTWARE%/bin/teraterm). UNC paths might not work for this setup program. You can try

Re: [wpkg-users] wpkg.xml - how to delete or rebuild by wpkg

2008-09-04 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Johannes, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have modified some definitions for packages, especially the remove part. Is it possible to force a refresh of the local wpkg.xml file without deleting it? If not, is there a simple way to delete it ? If this file is not updated, it will work with

Re: [wpkg-users] Variables - where can I use them

2008-09-04 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Johannes, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Where can I use variables ? I mean in which section of a package, also for XML attributes, e.g. reboot =? In general you can use variables for all commands and checks, mainly file paths are expanded using variables. You cannot use a variable within

Re: [wpkg-users] Conditional installation of a package

2008-09-04 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Johannes, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello, I just began working with WPKG one month ago. And in the meanwhile, I have a bunch of questions. Here is the first one: Is it possible to NOT install a package under some conditions like other installed programs, OS level and so on? In

Re: [wpkg-users] wpkg.xml - how to delete or rebuild by wpkg

2008-09-04 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Tomasz, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote: They should be updated when you increase package 'revision' tag It will start upgrade commands though. Correct. However this is not a problem at all usually. Most upgrade instructions (running the installer in silent mode again) can be run as many times

Re: [wpkg-users] hosts.xml - is multi profile membership possible?

2008-09-04 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Kamil, Kamil Maciejewski wrote: Hello everyone, since I'm here, I'd like to ask my few questions: 1. Is there some way to use NOT EXIST as condition to install package? Why would I want to do this? Because I'd like to have packages that would ony upgrade installed software without doing

Re: [wpkg-users] Conditional installation of a package

2008-09-04 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi Johannes, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello Rainer, let me explain my scenario: I have a bunch of different user groups: students, secretaries, consultants, managers, developers, support people. I created a hierachy in the profiles: 1st level: I grouped packages 2nd level: I

Re: [wpkg-users] distribution for windows based on winpkg?

2008-09-08 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi zyzy (nice name, by the way) zyzy wrote: Is it a silly question? Not really, I am just not sure I understand it properly... does some can just answer yes or no? or much;) I will try to. A server where we can fin several applications that have licences to be deploys? There is no

Re: [wpkg-users] distribution for windows based on winpkg?

2008-09-08 Thread Rainer Meier
Hi, zyzy wrote: I was thinking about a server that host package (wpkg config+ binaties) with a bittorent tracker. integrated wpkg server. Goal to made something like cygwin or ubuntu (but with bittorent to download.) At first sight the idea might be quite nice - I even thought about such

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