[wpkg-users] What happens if assigned packages disappear - proof of concept

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Jun 14 23:08:40 CEST 2006

Falko Trojahn wrote:
> Hi all,
> in short:
> I've tried to find a solution for that: if one of the split package 
> files has incorrect syntax, whole wpkg process is broken. I made a 
> patch for this (see bottom). 

Thanks for it.
This split thing is a nice thing, with your patch would be even "safer".


> But if I rename the 2nd package e.g. to firefox-ext-webdevelop 
> (could be an writing error, hence) this package is instantly removed.
> _Is this really intended behaviour?_
> I think, the following would be smoother/more correct:
> Provided that a host is assigned to a profile, a package is included 
> in this profile, and the package is installed on a workstation.
> If in this situation the package disappears, but the 
> host/profile/package assignement is intact, wpkg should assume an 
> error and should _not_ remove this package!
> What do you mean? I wouldn't like to wake up one morning with 
> hundred's  of workstations without office ;-)

Actually, something similar happend to me once :)
You're totally right.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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