sugar-update: your friendly neighborhood auto-installation script

Eben Eliason eben.eliason at
Wed Aug 29 14:54:29 EDT 2007

Indeed, I just looked up the module for managing zip files a few hours
ago.  I've also since updated the script to have a -f flag for
updating to the latest firmware, but it's not available yet.  The
latest version will be on the wiki soon (I'm having upload troubles);
a section of the autoreinstallation page is already setup with

- Eben

On 8/29/07, Chris Ball <cjb at> wrote:
> Hi Eben,
>    > 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):
> Just tried this out.  Thanks!  One comment -- I thought this would
> create an autoreinstallation directory, but it doesn't download the
> olpc.fth/firmware that's necessary to boot a USB disk; it just downloads
> the OS image, and requires that you have already an up-to-date olpc.fth.
> It shouldn't be difficult to do a git clone of the and
> unzip that into place too.  I think that'd be really useful.
> - Chris.
> --
> Chris Ball   <cjb at>

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