Platform specific packages in an heterogeneous community
It is possible to create and execute a package
that will output configuration information to the community publisher
in the form of a return-receipt. A report of the results from each
peer can be generated using the Everserve web interface running
on the publisher or any SQL reporting toolset.
In a heterogeneous environment, the logic of this
package will determine which operating system is running on the
peer prior to executing the appropriate script. The java utility
class provide by this example contains such logic. It uses the Java
System properties to determine the OS and then runs an OS specific
Dowload utility class and
The class file and scripts (win.bat, solconfig.sh
and OSscript.class) should be copied to the publisher's server directory.
The xml package specification should be copied to the server/Packages
An Everserve package delivered to execute the
java program is included below. The package would include the necessary
script files, the java class, and a call to execute the java class.
The following example package-spec will work for both Windows and
<!DOCTYPE spec-container SYSTEM "package-spec.dtd">
<spec-container name="ospkg" version="false"
<spec-version version="1.0" earliest="1.0"/>
<!-- deliver each script -->
<file-spec source="winconfig.exe" target="win.bat"
<file-spec source="solconfig.sh" target="solconfig.sh"
<!-- deliver and execute the java program -->
<file-spec source="OSscript.class" target="OSscript.class
<command-spec commandline="java -classpath . OSscript"
The scripts that are copied by the Everserve package
and called by the Java program can be customized to include any
platform-specific commands you might want to execute. Included in
the download are two sample scripts which gather some general information.
Add the details that are needed for your work.