[wpkg-users] Package for Chrome

cleitet at gmail.com cleitet at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 22:06:00 CEST 2020

Try to do a version check on the exe file instead of what's written to the
add/remove programs entry. https://wpkg.org/Packages.xml#File has some
documentation on how to do that.


man. 24. aug. 2020 kl. 16:03 skrev Steve Kersley <
steve.kersley at keble.ox.ac.uk>:

> Does anyone have a decent way to create a package for Google Chrome that
> works reliably?
> Being a simple MSI, it should be straightforward.  But our finding is that
> some of the time, in an inconsistent and unpredictable way, the enterprise
> version of Chrome sometimes installs itself with the MSI version number
> rather than the Chrome version number (from the current version:
> ’68.12.49287’ vs ’84.0.4147.135’).  Obviously this triggers wpkg to think
> there’s a new version when there isn’t as the versions don’t match.  The
> installer itself knows not to update which doesn’t clear the problem – the
> version number showing in Add/Remove remains the MSI version until the next
> update.  If it was consistently one way or the other, it would be trivial.
> But I’d estimate it gets it right about 80% of the time.  There’s been an
> open issue on the Chromium issue tracker about it doing this for 10 years
> with still no fix, or even acknowledgement that there’s a problem to fix:
> https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=67348
> In normal circumstances, I would (and have done for some time) just leave
> it, it doesn’t cause any harm to have it try to reinstall Chrome.  But in
> these strange times, I have a lot of staff remote working via remote
> desktop, and they are reluctant to reboot their PCs remotely at the end of
> the day.  As a result I’ve been trialling ‘sonicnkt’s fork of wpkg-gp plus
> the system tray client that notifies of pending updates, and the problem
> now is that when Chrome has installed itself like this, the tray tool pops
> up an update notification every 30m or so, for an update that simply won’t
> go away.
> Steve.
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