WPKG package configuration files.
A lot of it is inspired by (and copied from) the WPKG wiki so much gratitude is owed.
The following criteria must be fulfilled before the recipe is included here:
- 32-bit and 64-bit safe
- Uses “msiexec /x package_file.msi” for uninstallations whenever possible to avoid knowing CLSIDs that change
NOTICE: We are slowly migrating to WPKG 1.3 as it contains a number of features (and bug fixes) that make our lives so much easier. Specifically:
- Nested variables work
- Chaining commands
All development takes place in ‘master’ – for production use please use the ‘prod’ branch.
- Convert all recipes to WPKG 1.2 (use ‘os’ and ‘architecture’ specifically)
- Use regexps for ‘uninstall’ matching
WPKG supports regular expressions however various parts do it differently.
- use + for matching multiple characters
- use * for matching multiple characters
- If there are multiple references to the current version (file name, uninstall check, etc), then it should be included as a variable named ‘version’
- All revisions should be written out WITH dots. Examples:
- All revision should have an additional identifier, this gives us 10 tries to get a new version right and allow overriding the central version. Examples:
- The additional revision identifier should be incremented when needed and reset to 0 when a new version is added
- Priorities are set as follows
- 10 – most normal applications
- 50 – system applications (IE8 and others)
- 100 – critical install first apps (Windows Installer 4.5)
- Rebooting – all should have their reboot priority set to “false” and only reboot (postponed) in case of 3010 or similar return codes and ONLY if absolutely needed
- Ensure that the following variables are defined in your WPKG settings.xml file
- NOTE more will be added for other installers such as InstallShield, InnoSetup, etc
- MSI – set to “/quiet /norestart” (without quotes)
- MSP – set to “REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus” (without quotes)
- SOFTWARE – set to root of the application store without trailing backslash
- WPKG – set to root of server WPKG installation without trailing backslash