[wpkg-users] wpkg.xml updated on workstation but no software installed

éric le hénaff eric.le.henaff at ens.fr
Wed Sep 26 16:04:22 CEST 2007

answers below ..

Tomasz Chmielewski a écrit :
> éric le hénaff schrieb:
>> hello
>> how does it come that the <package> block is added to 
>> c$\WINNT\system32\wpkg.xml but that the software is finally not 
>> installed.
>> PDFCreator is installed on our workstations.
>> I added the block below to update to 0.9.3.
>>         <check type="uninstall" condition="exists" path="PDFCreator"/>
>> But when i look into c$\Program Files\PDFCreator , The version of 
>> PDFcreator.exe is still
>> What happened ? Any hint ?
> That's expected behaviour.
> Before attempting to execute any "<install ...>" command, WPKG goes 
> through the "<check ...>" conditions.
> In this case, it sees "PDFCreator" in Software Add/Remove, and 
> correctly assumes that PDFCreator is installed - and thus, doesn't 
> execute any "<install ...>" commands.
and add the <package> block to the local database.
> I guess you didn't install with WPKG?
> So, for you, just increasing the revision by one in the XML file 
> should trigger the upgrade.
i thought i had done it but i'm not sure.
I'll try again.
> And, you can add more checks (for file size etc.).
So i guess that when i want to upgrade a software that wasnt installed 
by wpkg i really have to add a check for file size or file version or 
i'll have to boot twice and change the revision number between the boots ?
Thanks tomasz

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