[Samba] Re: Pseudo-GPO Support for Samba

Jerry Haltom wasabi at larvalstage.net
Fri Jul 11 23:24:50 GMT 2003

I am actually trying to figure out how to set up anonymous read access
to a peice of the Subversion source repository it lives in so I can give
everybody access. :D

For now, here it is:


It's not currently super impressive, but it gets the job done. It is by
no means a full "product". Just a simple script.

Please, if anybody has useful contributions, I'll happily accept them.

Really, my only real need, is some clean way to launch this on
workstations at boot. RIght now im using FireDaemon, to run "cscript.exe
\\path\to\script", and stop when it exits. This is fairly ugly, and hard
to set up.

I was thinking of quickly knocking out a small NT service in VS.NET, but
I haven't done that in ages (I run a full linux desktop now). If I did
that, I would probably just rewrite the script as a real service

Also, I need to add dependencies between packages in some way. Or, if
that's too far to go, at least ordering. Right now, it installs packages
in a pretty random order. Need some way to specify to install Package X
before it installs package Y, which happens to be an upgrade to package
X, or something.


On Fri, 2003-07-11 at 10:13, Urs Rau wrote:
> Jerry Haltom wrote:
> > I have created a GPO similar program specifically for deploying
> > applications to workstations. Similar to how GPO can push software
> > packages.
> > 
> > I like to call it wpkg. (dpkg for Windows :)
> > 
> > It's very simple, but, very effective, and it works for more than MSI's.
> Sounds very interesting. I take it you are about to offer it for 
> inspection/download at some point in the near future? Or you are writing 
> up some plan of action on how to write another (more 
> comprehensive/flexible) one?
> And we are all waiting very patiently. ;-) Good work! Keep it up!
> Thanks for your efforts.
> Urs Rau

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