How do I diagnose and log packages?

Blog Post created by toleary on Aug 2, 2013

The package creator produces debug logs using standard Pharos logging. Use the Log Setter utility (available on the Pharos CD at tools\utilities\logsetter) to configure and activate logging for the package creator.


The package creator can also run in debug mode (see below).


When packages are run, they produce a log file called pslog.txt in the system Temp directory of the client PC, e.g. Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temp. If the package install failed, this file will contain an error message.


Package Creator Command Line Options


The following command line options are available for the PackageCreator.exe executable:


/d = Debug mode – this enables a Step button on the progress bar dialog, which allows you to step slowly through each part of the process, so you can see where problems arise.


/q = Quiet mode – specifying this option means that the progress bar dialog is not displayed. If debug mode is also activated, this option has no effect.