[wpkg-users] feature request: delayed installation

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Dec 14 15:58:23 CET 2005

Andrew Z schrieb:
> Hello,
> I am trying out wpkg, and I have a suggestion: on our network I would 
> like users to be able to delay software installations.  Imagine a 
> scenario where the software change is not critical, but the person may 
> be in a hurry and unnecessarily inconvenienced by waiting.  Therefore, I 
> propose extra options in packages such as these:
> <package id="putty" name="putty" revision="1" priority="0" reboot="false">
> <delay max_times="5" max_date="2005-12-31"> <!-- the new options are on 
> this line only -->
> <check type="uninstall" condition="exists" path="PuTTY version 0.58" />
> <install cmd='\\server\directory\putty-0.58-installer.exe /sp- /silent' />
> </package>
> With these options, the user would see a message such as this:
>    The following changes should be made to your system:
>        Install-Putty-May be delayed 5 more times until December 21, 2005
>        Upgrade-Firefox-Required
>        Remove-AVG Antivirus-Required
>    Some of these changes may be delayed.  Would you like to make all 
> these changes now? yes/no
> Also, it would be sufficient to implement just the max_date option and 
> not also max_times.

Just run WPKG when system shuts down, or even when it starts, but in the 

The date="2005-12-31" option would be nice of course (meaning software 
will be installed after that date); you could set up everything, take a 
long holiday, and WPKG would take care of everything :)


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