[Wapt] Addendum : Announce release WAPT 1.3
denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr
Sat Dec 19 14:12:13 CET 2015
like some of you might have noticed, the links at the bottom of the mail
were not updated since RC2 announcement. Links on the wiki had been
properly updated though.
Correct links are:
Linux server upgrade
If you have followed the standard installation procedure, there is no
need to manually dowload the deb files:
ssh on waptserver
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
apt-get install tis-waptserver tis-waptsetup tis-waptrepo
-> default answer to all questions.
Windows server upgrade
Download waptserversetup.exe 1.3.5
Install with admin rights.
Launch server postconfiguration (obviously, don't recreate a new
Don't create waptagent from waptserverpostconf but use waptconsole
option which provide both waptagent binary and waptupgrade package.
waptserverpostconf creates only the waptagent.
Le 18/12/2015 21:59, Denis Cardon a écrit :
> Hello everyone,
> The WAPT dev team at Tranquil IT Systems is thrilled to announce the
> mainstream release of WAPT 1.3 (1.3.5 to be more precise).
> While you should be as excited as we are, this release does not bring
> any new killer feature. It is however the result of months of listening
> to our users, validating with our own customers' installed bases, fixing
> bugs and enhancing existing WAPT features. So this version brings the
> same level of efficacy, with more certainty.
> We want to congratulate Hubert and the rest of the dev team for the hard
> work done. We extend a big thank to all the testing community, and
> especially to Simon Fonteneau, for all the beta testing and the feedback.
> The JRES conference in Montpellier in december 2015 (www.jres.org) has
> shown that there is a huge and growing interest in WAPT. We have
> discovered there that WAPT was being used in very clever and interesting
> ways on networks of all sizes.
> The next series of efforts will concentrate on implementing "entreprise
> features" in WAPT destined to large structures with special needs. WAPT
> needs to be financially viable to bring confidence in its long-term
> sustainability by larger sized users. Nevertheless we feel, like you,
> that the GPLv3 features that you have come to appreciate must be kept
> available to all, independent of size : deploy software, configure
> software, maintain software, remove software and inventory software.
> For upgrade path, look at the bottom of the mail after the changelog, or
> on the wiki at http://dev.tranquil.it
> Adminsys is a cool job after all !!
> Denis, Hubert, Vincent C, Yvan, Steven, Vincent M, Frédéric, Jérémie and
> Changelog since latest mainstream version 1.2.3
> *Setuphelpers :*
> **Additional functions :
> * local_drives : return list of local drives, with capacity and
> available space
> * all_files : list all files of a directory, including files of
> subdirectories (but not the directories themselves)
> * create_onetime_task : create a task in windows scheduler which is
> run only one time (so is deleted after scheduled time)
> * installed_windows_updates : return list of installed updates,
> indepently from WUA agent
> * install_exe_if_needed
> : install conditionally an exe setup, checking minimum version,
> uninstall key and force flag (
> * install_msi_if_needed
> : install conditionally an msi, detect uninstall key and add it to
> uninstallkey list of package
> * ensure_list : given a list or a string, always return a list, or
> None if allowed. String is considered as a csv list.
> * registry_deletekey : Delete the key under specified registry path
> and all its values
> * uninstall_key_exists : Return True if supplied uninstall key exists
> eithe rin win32 or win64 part of uninstall registry.
> * reg_enum_subkeys : list the sub keys (= sub directories) of an
> opened key
> * reg_enum_values : list the value names associated with a registry
> key (opened with reg_openkey_noredir for example)
> * win_startup_info : return list of commands launched at windows
> startup in run registry key and common startup folder.
> * fix for**create_onetime_task for windows 10 (Home ?) not working on
> some systems. use schtasks instead.
> * fix PackageEntry.match_search not working
> Changes :
> * ensure_unicode : failover with replace for all types of data
> * wgets and wget : can optionnaly verify certificates. and use wapt
> user agent http headers, with no-cache pragma. raise exception earlier
> * FIX: incorrectÂ uninstallkey if nested call WAPT.install inside
> surrounding setup.install. https://roundup.tranquil.it/wapt/issue605
> * better tolerance to encoding issues.
> * fix waptserver discovery with SRV dns record
> * add optional dnsdomain in wapt-get.ini.
> * add optional verify_cert option (default to False) for waptserver
> access in wapt-get.ini
> * forget old host package if computer FQDN is changed
> * fix : check that there are no additional files in package content
> not checksummed in manifest.sha1 when unzipping
> * check systematically that declared uninstallkeys are found in
> registry after package install
> * allow session_setup to return a value different than None or zero to
> indicate a RETRY at next session logon
> * optionally includes packages with status ERROR for
> Wapt.is_installed(), WaptDB.installed_search,
> WaptDB.installed_matching. CBB : installed_search included errors by
> default in previous behaviour.
> * allow latest=1 in /status waptlocalservice utl
> * optionally filter newest only package (latest version) in
> waptconsole private repository or when importing from external
> * optionally filter newer than local packages in waptconsole when
> importing from external
> * display size of packages in repository grids
> * reorganize settings dialog to focus on most important parameters
> * allow several hosts and packages to be selected when cherry picking
> install, remove or forget packages in waptconsole inventory (cbb,
> user interface should be improved)
> * add wakeonlan feature for hosts running on same network as main
> * check md5 when downloading packages with waptconsole to avoid
> keeping incomplete or corrupted cached files
> * fix redirect from http to https not working in waptconsole
> * fix waptserver discovery with SRV dns record not working properly in
> * HighDPI aware Waptconsole
> * logo changes
> * recheck waptserver authorized IP in waptservice if call failed with
> restricted access (so that next call succeeds)
> * use create_onetime_task windows scheduler instead of AT command to
> trigger a waptservice restart
> * better handling when computer often disconnect (sleep) or change
> from one network to another network
> * allow ?q= search in localservice /packages and /status
> * authenticate systematically the waptagent.exe file with a sha256
> hash inside waptupgrade package or when using waptdeploy downloader
> (requires change in the GPO if gpo is used to deploy wapt automatically)
> * include waptagent.exe in waptupgrade package per default and trigger
> a full waptagent.exe install (through a windows scheduled task which
> uses waptdeploy) if upgrading from wapt < 1.3.0.
> * waptdeploy requires now --hash= option. --wait enable waptdeploy to
> wait for pending waptservice tasks to terminate before upgrading wapt.
> * fix for old wapt upgrade path
> * handles waptservice local authentication for wapt-get to allow
> install / remove as a non admin user.
> * add option to wapt-get --serviceÂ to force use of http webservice.
> default --direct for user members of computer administrators group
> * can pass waptserver user and password to wapt-get command line for
> automate package uploading tasks
> * guess package rootdir based on path of control in addition to
> setup.py files for development wapt-get tasks like install, remove,
> build-upload etc..
> * Fix command line parameters handling in wapt-get.exe
> * RPM package for waptserver on centos
> * use huey task pool in waptserver instead of uwsgi for portability
> * Fix waptserverpostconf not able to restart local waptservice properly
> * python upgraded to 2.7.10
> * many libraries upgraded (openssl, m2crypto, flask, psutils, etc...)
> Upgrade from 1.2.3
> *Linux server upgrade*
> With a server on Linux :
> ssh on waptserver
> wget http://wapt.tranquil.it/wapt/nightly/1.3.4-rc2/tis-waptrepo-1.3.4.deb
> wget http://wapt.tranquil.it/wapt/nightly/1.3.4-rc2/tis-waptserver-1.3.4.deb
> wget http://wapt.tranquil.it/wapt/nightly/1.3.4-rc2/tis-waptsetup-1.3.4.deb
> dpkg -i tis-wapt*.deb
> apt-get -f install
> -> default answer to all questions.
> Windows server upgrade
> Download http://wapt.tranquil.it/wapt/nightly/1.3.4-rc2/waptserversetup.exe
> Install with admin rights.
> Launch server postconfiguration (obviously, don't recreate a new new
> private key...)
> Don't create waptagent from waptserverpostconf but use waptconsole
> option which provide both waptagent binary and waptupgrade package.
> waptserverpostconf creates only the waptagent.
> Wapt management host upgrade
> on the wapt manage workstation (where the private key is defined)
> download http://wapt/wapt/waptsetup-tis.exe from waptserver
> install with default options
> Build clients upgrade package
> **launch c:\wapt\waptconsole
> tools/Build waptagent
> Â -> build the waptagent.exe and xxx-waptupgrade.wapt package and upload
> them to wapt server.
> include the built xxx-waptupgrade package in your base group package or
> as a dependency of all host packages
> trigger upgrade on hosts
> *GPO update*
> **copy waptdeploy.exe to the gp
> modify your waptdeploy GPO to include --hash= with the hash defined in
> c:\wapt\waptupgrade\waptagent.sha256 and a --wait=15 for example.
> (you can get this on linux too with the command "sha256sum
> /var/www/wapt/waptagent.exe" )
> Pyscripter development / debug
> The tis-python27 package no longer includes all the libraries of Wapt.
> So one need to have a site-package dir to python init of Pyscripter to
> be able to debug using Pyscripter. This is taken into account into the
> new tis-pyscripter package, so you'll have to upgrade before editing
> In PyScripter, Option Tools / Edit startup scripts, update
> file*python_init.py* with lines :
> import site
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