Linuxkidd's WPKG Web Interface
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|This version of the database is in place to be a
central Repository for WPKG scripts and goodies.
Edit the information in this database if you have
good data to contribute.
|R E A D B E F O R E Y O U USE
|A couple of things to note:
Assumptions: Your running WPKG in conjunction with Unattended or at least have the bin directory from that pack.
Please use THESE Environment variables to make your entries more portable:
References to autoit3.exe are launching an AutoIt v3 script using the autoit3.exe located in the BIN directory.
When posting a package that uses external files ( scripts, registry files, etc ), please include their code in the 'notes' section of the General tab.
If you use AutoIt scripts to step through a GUI installer that refuses to go silently... A USER MUST BE LOGGED IN! in order for this to function properly.
- Z = Mapped Drive Letter used by Unattended (Z:)
- SOFTWARE = Software Root (Z:\packages)
- BIN = Path to the Unattended BIN directory (Z:\bin)
- SCRIPTS = Path to Unattended Scripts directory (Z:\scripts)
- UPDATES = Path to Unattended Updates directory (Z:\updates)
- DRIVERS = Path to all System Drivers (Z:\drivers)
- WINLANG = 3 Letter Language for the install (ENU)
|The way I launch WPKG|
|All scripts mentioned in the following section can be downloaded from HERE.
The service that starts WPKG MUST run as System and MUST be able to interact with the desktop for AutoIt based installs to work.
I have my systems auto-login with an 'install' user. This user has NO privileges on the system or the network except that they can log in.
I launch wpkg with a modified version of the mapznrun.bat file from the Unattended project.
The mapznrun.bat file launches autoit3.exe against a wpkg-start.au3 file.
The wpkg-start.au3 file puts a message on screen above the task bar stating that package installs are in progress. It also waits for the task bar to load before it launches wpkg-start.bat. This ensures that there is a user logged in.
After wpkg.js finishes and the wpkg-start.bat file exists, wpkg-start.au3 displays a 'Logging Off' box above the task bar for a few seconds, then un-maps the Z drive and exits.
At this point, mapznrun.bat forces a system log off and a regular user is free to login.
I'm trying to have this be as flexible as possible.
By having a user logged in and using AutoIt to step through non-silent installs, I can make ANY software an automated installation.
This was the ONLY way I've found to have the GUI's be displayed and allow AutoIt to interact with them.
If you have a more elegant solution, PLEASE join the wpkg_web_users mailing list, and post it.