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Auto Update of Puppy
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jan 2009, 00:56    Post subject:  Auto Update of Puppy
Subject description: A prompt should be given with a choice
 

This is the senario.
I had Puppy 4.1.2 installed as a full hard drive install and Puppy 3.01 Final as a frugal install on the same partition.
I was running Puppy 4.1.2 and had a Puppy Ripple CD in the cd drive.
I told Puppy to reboot and got distracted while the CD was booting.
It went into auto update mode on it's own and of all things, tried to update my frugal install of Puppy 3.01 Final.
I did not have a whole lot installed and and the upgrade locked up on booting.
I know I can just restore my frugal install from the 3.01 CD.
But my point here is that when Puppy finds an older version of Puppy, it should ask if the user wants to upgrade!
I still do not know why it tried to update the frugal 3.01 install and did not touch the 4.1.2 full install.
But I still think a pause that waited for a keypress and a prompt asking if one wanted to do an update would be a good addition.
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aragon

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jan 2009, 05:38    Post subject:  

YEEESSSS!

i want this too. as there is no way to restore, there should definitely be question, asking if one wants to upgrade.

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2byte

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2009, 18:23    Post subject:  

It's very simple to implement a fix. I demonstrated a way to do it for the defunct 3.03 CE project.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=23917

This problem has been mentioned many times before and it's disappointing that nothing ever gets done about it.
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2009, 19:37    Post subject:  

I was thinking more along the line of just modifying the update script that starts when the CD booted puppy finds an older version installed.
It would be a modification along the lines of this:
If older version found
then if (displayed "do you want to upgrade [yes] [[no]" question)
run update version if yes.
else bypass upgrade script and possibly boot also without pupsave file for frugal installs.

Of course we are talking about a script modification that only benefits if it is on the Puppy cd.
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