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Plugin 2.4 creation or convertion from 2.1 [closed]

Hello everyone.

I'm installing OCS Inventory NG 2.4.1 and I'd like to migrate some custom plugin that we have on version 2.1.1.

Unfortunately I'm not able to find a guide for create a plugin 2.4 from scratch or to upgrade an old one.

Anybody has some ideas or hint?

Thank you for your help.
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Hi @gbist ,

Can you specify which old plugin? For an agent on Windows or Linux ?

To create a new one, I think the best method is to study a recent plugin and then get inspired...

Regards, Stéphane
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Hi @steph78630,

It's a plugin a colleague wrote a few years ago and it's both for Windows and Linux. VBs and perl scripts are on the agent and not installed by the plugin itself; I don't understand what I have to implement on the installation script on server side, to populate the new tables that it creates and how to make it appear in the OCS interface.

I tried to get inspired by recent plugins but it doesn't work so far.


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Hi @Gabriele ,

if you wish, I can take a look at your code ; In this case contact me privately on the ask OCS forum.

Regards, Stéphane.
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Hi @Stéphane,

thank you for your offer but maybe I've found what was wrong. Restarting apache after the installation of the plugin it fails due to:

 $s->add_config() has failed: Can't locate Apache/Ocsinventory/Plugins/IST_SoftwareUpdateTimestamps/Map.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Apache::Ocsinventory::Plugins::IST_SoftwareUpdateTimestamps::Map module) (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.24.1 /usr/local/share/perl/5.24.1 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.24 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.24 /usr/share/perl/5.24 /usr/local/lib/site_perl /etc/apache2 /etc/ocsinventory-server/perl) at (eval 99) line 1.\nCompilation failed in require at (eval 98) line 2.\n

[perl:error] [pid 19789] Can't load Perl module Apache::Ocsinventory::Plugins for server invsrv.ista.local:0, exiting...

But the file actually exists

ls -l /etc/ocsinventory-server/perl/Apache/Ocsinventory/Plugins/Ist_softwareupdatetimestamps/Map.pm
-rw-rw-rw- 1 www-data www-data 473 Jun 15 09:04 /etc/ocsinventory-server/perl/Apache/Ocsinventory/Plugins/Ist_softwareupdatetimestamps/Map.pm

It looks like it doesn't look into the subdirectories.

Do you have any idea of what can be wrong?

Thank you,

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Hi @Gabriele ,

sorry, without the complete code of the plugin, it's difficult for me to find the problem ...
Note: The names of folders and files are case-sensitive

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Hi @Stephane,

Hi Stephane, thank you for the hint, I've aligned all cases in the package and now it starts. I've also made the cd_<plugin>/cd_<plugin>.php executable so it appears in the menu (not well formatted but now it appears).

Thank you again and have a nice week.

Kind regards,

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Hi Gabriele,

I'm happy to have helped you.

See you soon ...

Kind regards, Stéphane
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