[wpkg-users] frequency of wpkgservice checking for new installs

Brad Langhorst brad at coopmetrics.coop
Mon Jun 11 03:28:46 CEST 2007

On Sun, 2007-06-10 at 22:28 +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Brad Langhorst schrieb:
> > On Sun, 2007-06-10 at 22:07 +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> >> Brad Langhorst schrieb:
> >>> On Sun, 2007-06-10 at 11:11 +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> >>>> Brad Langhorst schrieb:
> >>>>> it only seems to check during bootup...
> >>>>>
> >>>>> can i configure it to check more often?
> >>>> stop/start the service using the task scheduler is one example how you 
> >>>> can do it.
> >>> hmm - why does the service keep running if it will never do anything?
> >>> Some MS services just stop when they have nothing left to do.
> >> Currently, it works like that.
> > okay - maybe i could add a feature to have it check periodically the
> > wpkg directory for a flag file telling it to initiate a sync?
> > 
> > that way one could install software everywhere without having to reboot
> > or restart the service remotely.
> What do you mean by a "flag file"?
i mean a special file that an administrator could create to trigger a
eg: \\rococo\wpkg\FORCE_SYNC

if the file is present when the service  polls the service could start a

> > would that be a welcome addition?
> Yeah, but it's not that easy.
> Currently, the service needs to run if you are:
> 1) logging in remotely
> 2) have "logon delay" set
> If you stop WPKG service, and try to logon remotely, you will be 
> welcomed by "please wait, WPKG is installing applications...".
> Of course, a better way would be to do it so that the service is not 
> needed - if you feel you can do it, you're welcome of course.

hmm it sounds like a big project, not worth it for 1M of ram.

thanks for your reply!

Brad Langhorst
CTO - CoopMetrics

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