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    Anyone here use WPKG for package deployments?

    I'm having a bit of trouble with the 1.1 release and I could do with having a discussion with another user to see if its me or the new release that causing me problems


    regards

    Simon

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    Just me then ?

    regards

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    I'm looking at it right now to see if it's gonna help us. Further then that though I'm of no help

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    I just updated from 1.0.4 to 1.1 in the test environment. (I just replaced the wpkg.js file)

    Did a /synchronize on a machine and it's happilly installed stuff on a clean host.

    What issues are you having?

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    I'm in the process of switching my old v0.98 installs to 1.1 and had issues with the way WPKG deals with packages that are removed from profiles.

    I was having difficulty in explaining to the current WPKG maintainer that some of the changes made wern't possibly the best for simple deployments.

    But things are a bit better now and he's taken some of my points on board

    If you want to see all the details just sign up to the mailing list and/or use Nabble to see the threads - I've the same user name across there.

    regards

    Simon
    PS Do you use WPKG to uninstall things much or do you just use it as an install/upgrade tool like I do?

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    "update-before-remove" sounds insane to me.

    I'm using a previous version for something but I hacked lots of bits out, added others in, changed the package XML schema (any bugs I found were reported back to the project - a 1.0x release was my fault). Had I started with this version, that feature would have been zapped.

    I think WPKG.js is too big, over-complex and trying to be too clever. I didn't find the code especially nice to work with, well in fact it's horrible if you're used to coding professionally to standards etc. It was convenient for me at the time, but "less is more" and I'll be writing my own code to do just what I want as soon as I get the time.

    All a bit sad when it's a free-lunch people are putting lots of effort into, but not unusual.

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    This looks very interesting as I have some .exe files that need sending out and I have not had time to repackage them.

    Going to look at the website now and have a read - but hopefully it will do what I want.

    GJE

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    hopefully it will do what I want
    Although I think it's lost quite a bit of the plot, it will definitely do what you want. Conceptually it's pretty much like CC3, except of course it runs commands, batch files EXEs and the like rather than being so focused on MSIs.

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    I use WPKG and it is a cracking bit of kit that has done wonders for my peer to peer site.

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    If you want to see all the details just sign up to the mailing list and/or use Nabble to see the threads - I've the same user name across there.
    Wondered if it was you on the list

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    Any of you use the noremove and/or noforcedremove flag ?

    regards

    Simon

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    I wonder if anyone can help with this one. I've run the config client etc and put everything in place. I now get this when I try and start the service on my test computer:

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    The WPKG Service started on Local Computer and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service.
    Ok

    The Event log tells me I have a:

    Script execution: failure: Exit code: 2

    I've checked all xml files against the docs a few times and they are all correct.

    Any help appreciated,

    Gareth

    {Edit: All working now - demo package installed - going to try something else tomorrow}
    Last edited by garethedmondson; 8th June 2009 at 05:19 PM.

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