[wpkg-users] Re-check of installed packages not possible

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Mon Jun 26 22:22:07 CEST 2006

Falko Trojahn wrote:


>> If I saw WPKG for the first time, I'd ask why is it necessary - why the
>> packager doesn't know what packages are installed?
>> We know the answer, but from the "average Joe" perspective, it might be
>> a bit unclear. And average Joe might be right - Office is in Software
>> Add/Remove, right?
>> As the tests are rather inexpensive, both in terms of system load and
>> time, perhaps it would be a good idea to make checks for *all* available
>> packages each time WPKG is started (unless overridden with something
>> like /nochecks)?
> Yes, I thought about that, too. But what would "average Joe" think about
> this switch - "what's that for"? Perhaps the check should be done every
> time, anyways.

It would be described in /help (and on the website).
Perhaps, we could distinguish between normal and "advanced" options.
Advanced options IMO are at least: /rebootcmd:<option>, /forceinstall, 

> Pro: check every time is perhaps better than not to check, since the
>   problem often can be between keyboard and chair ... ;-)
> Contra: another command line option ...
>> After all, wpkg.xml is really needed just for "execute once" and
>> revisions for upgrades.
> Yes, seems reasonable.

Good that we agreed in a democratic way after a long discussion with 
many participants :)

Tomasz Chmielewski

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