[wpkg-users] [wpkg] Feature requests and questions

Kristofer Kiik kristofer.kiik at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 13:31:06 CET 2005

My 2 cents:

> 1. A field for the download URL where the installer can be downloaded from. Like for Sun Java or other free software that can be downloaded from the internet.

The ability to install over HTTP as opposed to SMB would be a really
great advantage

> 2. Also it would be good if WPKG would check whether the installer is available (if it exists and can be accessed) and skip the entry if not. At the moment WPKG just says "D'oh" and stops the whole script.

This is a minor issue. The administrator is supposed to test things...
If anything, it would be a great idea to specify which errors are
fatal, which are not.

> 3. Multiple install commands. Handy to install multiple Firefox extensions with just one package entry.

This is supported. Just add several <install> tags.

> 3.b. Maybe even multiple checks so that if file A is already installed it skips the installation of file A but if B is not installed it will install B. -> Check and install IDs?

Same thing, already supported

> And now the questions ...
> Does anyone know how to check whether a specific Firefox Extension is already installed?

file checks should do it. But note that FF extensions are installed on
a user basis, not machine.


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