[wpkg-users] Error: "Zombie found" and otther problems

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Jan 17 09:05:05 CET 2007

Peter Hartmann wrote:
> Zombie found: package installed but not in packages database.
> Hey , I'm trying to understand what's happening....seems like thre is
> something behind the scenes.  I think I'm I'm getting this message
> because I edited out an installed  package from packages.xml.  But
> what's worse is that wpkg insists that a package IS installed that is
> NOT installed no mater if I use  'uninstall', 'registry' or 'file' as
> the check type.  Actually I uninstalled it manually on the client in
> the process of testing.  Guess that wasn't the right thing to do...
> Is there a listing of installed programs on the client that I can
> edit? If so, what good is the check type if that is getting checked
> first?  BTW, can wpkg uninstall or upgrade packages that have not been
> installed by wpkg?

WPKG keeps its local "database" of installed packages in 

The "zombie found" message merely means that a package is in the file 
above, but it's not in any packages XML file on the server... And hence 
it's a zombie.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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