[wpkg-users] Refresh local WKPG.XML

Kenny Bayless kbayless at gmail.com
Tue May 17 20:12:24 CEST 2011

Ok, now it's time for my Doh! moment...

When we first configured WPKG with test packages, the SOFTWARE variable was
not entirely clear to us.  Plus, we had (and still have) several places
there the software installers reside.  So instead we used UNC paths.  Of
course, now the practicality of the varialbe is clear!  Just a quick check -
is it possible to set more than one SOFTWARE variable in settings.XML?  Say
- SOFTWARE1 to one location, SOFTWARE2 to another, etc.  Now that we are in
limbo, it's a great opportunity to correct this mistake...

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:12 PM, John Danks <john.danks at gmail.com> wrote:

> What do your package definitions look like? Are you using WPKG Client?
> How is it configured?
> It's best-practice to declare a variable in the settings.xml that
> points to the server share for package files, and then use that
> instead of hardcoding server paths in packages.xml.
> <install cmd='"%SOFTWARE%\apps\firefox\Firefox Setup %version%.exe" -ms' />
> It would also be a good idea to configure WPKG Client to look for
> wpkg.js at a generic name such as \\wpkg\wpkg.js and use a CNAME
> record in DNS to alias the "wpkg" hostname to whatever server actually
> holds the files. (I didn't do this but now I think I should...)
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM, Kenny Bayless <kbayless at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Please excuse the n00b question... I'm sure there is a simple answer...
> >
> > We have several packages installed with WPKG, and all has been running
> > nicely.  However, recently we had to change fileservers, and now all the
> > local WPKG.XML files point to the previous server.  Is there a simple way
> to
> > simply refresh the local XML files?
> >
> > --
> > Kenny Bayless
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Kenny Bayless
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