sugar-update: your friendly neighborhood auto-installation script

Jim Gettys jg at
Wed Aug 29 09:33:55 EDT 2007

Could you please get this into the wiki, and a pointer to it from the
auto-reinstallation page?

                                              - Jim

On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 23:48 -0400, Eben Eliason wrote:
> I got really tired of the monotony that I go through daily to put a
> new build on my USB drive.  The attached script is my moderately
> robust solution to the problem, and I thought that others might care
> to take it for a spin as well.  Here's the usage (you can also view
> usage with -h or --help):
> Usage:
>    sugar-update.oy [-lLsv] [-b build] [directory]
> Description:
>    This script will download an autoinstallation image (.img and .crc) to
>    the specified [directory]. Any images already present within this
>    directory will be deleted before the download begins. If no directory is
>    specified, the current working directory will be used.
> Options:
>    -b   Specify a build number; defaults to latest development build
>    -l   Print the associated change log
>    -L   Print the change log without performing a download
>    -s   Download the latest stable build; overrides the -b option
>    -v   Verbose
> Common Example:
> -vl /Volumes/MyFlashDrive/boot/
> Feel free to add functionality and/or robustness.  I may add support
> for downloading a firmware update in the future, but it wasn't on my
> requirements list for today.  I hope others find it useful, even if it
> is soon outdated by some fancy built-in auto-update jazz.
> - Eben
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Jim Gettys
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