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Old 03-31-2008, 10:46 AM
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Hi I have a problem I hope someone can give some advise on how to fix. I am running version 1.5 originally upgraded from 1.4.1 via pbi patch. The problem is that the system informed me that system upgrades were available, and when I went to down load them it doesn't seem to down load. I also get request for authorization from the server I logged in as anonymous.
This will go on until I get tired and cancel out usually hours later. At which point I down loaded the 1.5 iso image and used the repair function with no change. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 03-31-2008, 07:10 PM
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My experience is that sometimes the server is not available. When I have tried it later, it worked.

There are perhaps three upgrades in all.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:37 PM
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Thanks for your reply. Odd thing is that I can download the needed files with gFTP with no problem but the system update doesn't. I have downloaded the needed files to my home directory. How do I get the system to look there or where do I move them so that the upgrades may proceed?
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:45 AM
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Good question, and I do not know the answer to it.

What type of file is the payload and what files does it contain? Is there a makefile in the payload to examine and from which you can derive what steps are taken to remove "old" files, and untar, relocate, and execute the payload?

What was the FTP source from where you got the system update files?

I notice that the directory structure of /PCBSD has a SystemUpdater Folder. Check out /PCBSD/SystemUpdater/system-updates. Inside that directory are two subdirectories: ./available and ./installed/1.5

In the ./installed/1.5 directory, I have the following files, all of which end in upd ("update")
  • -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 228 Mar 15 12:52 031408print.upd
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 228 Mar 20 17:33 03192008hal.upd
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 223 Mar 21 09:57 kern-03202008.upd
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 230 Mar 21 12:05 kern-03212008.upd
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 225 Mar 29 17:13 patch-03292008.upd
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 220 Mar 21 09:57 wifi-03202008.upd

Does this list match any of your files?

As an example, the wifi-03202008.upd contains the following lines:

Code:
Name: Wifi GUI Hotfix
Date: 03-20-2008
MD5: 974d78c830206a0d2accf3d4eb431aeb
Size: 1
URL: ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/system-updat...-03202008.lzma
StandAlone: NO
RequiresReboot: NO
DetailsURL: http://www.pcbsd.org
I conclude that this .upd file is merely a link to the ftp site from which the upgrade can be downloaded. (i.e. ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/system-updates/i386/)

I searched my disk, but I cannot find where my system put the upgrade files to get installed. Looks like the install cleaned up after itself.
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1. TerryP <SAS_Spidey01> says:

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All he should have to do is extract the update in ark, twice (or lzma | tar it), then run the update.sh as root to install the files
TerryP says:

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I'm not held responsbile for the accuacy of it working and not breaking stuff ;-)
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<SAS_Spidey01> Well, I know how I am intending to update my system; viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11278
So .... use at your own risk, but maybe you want to wait because the development team has announced there will soon be a PBI download for system upgrades. See the link in the SAS_Spidey01 quote above.

2. lzma usage

#LZMA d inputFile outputFile [<switches>...]

For complete lzma syntax & list of commands just type lzma <enter> at the terminal command line.
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Thanks again. I may wait for the pbi upgrade. At 06:20 its a little late for me and I'm not feeling that adventurous at the moment. However if the pbi is delayed I might give it a go when I have a block of time to devote to some system experimentation.

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