olpc-update, update.1, and activities
C. Scott Ananian
cscott at laptop.org
Thu Mar 13 15:59:17 EDT 2008
On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 3:51 PM, John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:
> The removal of activities seems to be happening under the assumption
> that people will use a USB memory stick to upgrade their laptops. Was
> it only a few months ago that I was told, "Skip the USB install notes,
> all the updating is going to happen via olpc-update from now on"? Now
> the story is "Countries can install unsupported activities on each
> machine using a USB key: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Customization_key".
> (which unhelpfully wipes out the entire machine, including their
> entire home directory, all saved work, their Journal, their activation
> lease and their developer key if any).
> Am I confused?
I think so. Initial installation is by USB stick. Upgrade via
olpc-update will work fine, but you'll have to use the customization
key (without the four-button erase-everything step) or other mechanism
(download, unzip) to install the activities. The customization key
doesn't have to erase the flash. I'll try to document this better.
( http://cscott.net/ )
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