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

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Dec 7 22:24:52 CET 2005

Jens Geile schrieb:
> Been a while since I last wrote here but as I'm getting closer to finishing my "dream-setup" more and more things WPKG lacks pop up.
> 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.

Actually, as an install cmd you could do something like java.bat:

\\server\wpkg\wget.exe -O C:\files http://java.sun.com/java.exe
C:\files\java.exe -silent
del C:\downloads\java.exe

However, it would be prettier and easier for the end user if WPKG itself 
detected it.

How do you propose it should look like?

<install cmd='http://java.sun.com/java.exe -silent' />

or maybe:

<install cmd='java.exe -silent'>
	<download 'http://java.sun.com/java.exe' />

Where should it download files?

> 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.

Well it's the design right now, but I also think it should be changed.
Check this bug: http://bugs.wpkg.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8
and vote for it :)


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