[wpkg-users] How can I ignore non-existent profiles
Carl van Eijk
carl.vaneijk+wpkg at gmail.com
Mon May 28 14:22:48 CEST 2012
> Hi Rainer,
> Thanks for the response.
> I was hoping there was a switch or mode to bypass this behaviour, but it
> seems that it's designed that way. As you suggested, I'll expand my script
> to auto-generate any missing profiles. It adds a level of complexity I
> would have liked to avoid, but it's no big deal.
> I'll put up my scripts once I'm done as I'm sure others could make use of
> Thanks again,
> On 25 May 2012 18:37, Rainer Meier <r.meier at wpkg.org> wrote:
>> Hi Carl,
>> On 25.05.2012 16:16, Carl van Eijk wrote:
>>> I've noticed that application of all profiles fail if there is a
>>> reference to
>>> just one non existent profile.
>> Even though neither "wbl_uk_computers" nor "wbl00379" exist, I still
>>> want "test"
>>> to apply.
>>> How do I go about this?
>> In fact a host definition which refers to profiles which cannot be found
>> is invalid and there are very good reasons for it.
>> If WPKG cannot find a profile, then this might be due to errors in
>> profile definition, missing profile files, failed to mount/access share or
>> other reason. WPKG cannot know whether the profile referenced is just
>> missing by accident or not. If WPKG would allow missing profiles and
>> continues anyway this would lead to extremely dangerous situation that if a
>> profile is temporary unavailable WPKG will just uninstall any package which
>> was assigned through this profile earlier. So it might cause serious
>> unwanted injury to your existing systems. Therefore WPKG aborts if profiles
>> which are not found are referenced. There is no way to override it.
>> I think the best and very cleanway would be to extend your VB script to
>> assure that there is a profile for any of your groups. Even if the profile
>> is empty. This way all the references would be valid and if (forany reason)
>> profiles.xml cannot be loaded WPKG would not simply uninstall all the
>> software from your clients.
> Carl van Eijk
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