[wpkg-users] Variables %SOFTWARE% without wpkg client

Dave Goodbourn dave.goodbourn at u-fx.co.uk
Thu May 19 20:37:43 CEST 2011

So is there a downside of just setting up a %software% system
variable? Seems like a simple way of doing it.


On 19 May 2011, at 13:22, "LAPLAUD François" <laplaud at sdis72.fr> wrote:

> Thanks for this suggestion.
> In fact my scheduled task is already running a bath calling wpkg.js.
> I would have preferred to not set my env var here since this batch is running locally.
> Anyway, I will certainly choose this solution since my batch is deployed via WPKG itself.
> Thanks
> Laplaud François
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> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Rainer Meier [mailto:r.meier at wpkg.org]
> Envoyé : jeudi 19 mai 2011 14:17
> À : LAPLAUD François
> Cc : wpkg-users at lists.wpkg.org
> Objet : Re: [wpkg-users] Variables %SOFTWARE% without wpkg client
> Hi,
> On 19.05.2011 10:40, LAPLAUD François wrote:
>> Thanks for all your suggestions.
>> In fact my aim is to define in one centralized place where my SOFTWARE repo is. I am running the wpkg.js script using a scheduled task running as SYSTEM user.
>> I have one XML file per package stored in a package sub directory.
>> May I define my software var in my empty package.xml file so it would be interpreted for every specific XML files ?
> Package variables are only valid during installation of the package it is
> defined in. WPKG tries to set a "clean" environment for each package - not
> depending on whether another package which defines variables is applied before.
> The way to go is to set these variables before WPKG is launched. For example
> instead of launching wpkg.js directly. You simply launch wpkg.cmd which you put
> in the same directory. It might looks as follows:
> @echo off
> set SOFTWARE=\\path\to\software
> start /wait "wpkg" cscript "%~dp0wpkg.js" /synchronize
> br,
> Rainer
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