[Testing] Software update problems in OLPC 10.1.3

Samuel Greenfeld greenfeld at laptop.org
Thu Jan 13 10:09:35 EST 2011

Help-12 is in the G1G1 set, as well as the G1G1Lite set for 10.1.3.   
This update issue therefore would be somewhat unexpected.  I just 
checked on an XO-1.5 I upgraded from 10.1.2 and it does have Help-12.  
Some more debugging likely is needed for your case.

Another activity which we know has upgrade problems is Scratch, because 
older versions used the YYYYMMDD date for the version internally versus 
a small incrementing number, and the updater sees the larger date 
"number" as newer than version 17.

As mentioned by Gonzalo, please remove the /home/olpc/Activities/.groups 
hidden file if you haven't already after upgrading to 10.1.3.  This file 
from 8.x builds overrides the update URL used in newer versions of 
Sugar.  There was discussion about attempting to do this automatically 
but this feature did not make the current release candidate build.

On 01/13/11 09:51, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 9:00 PM, S Page<skierpage at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Good to know.  I've got a Help-11 installed according to its
>> activity_version in activity.info and Home view>  List view, so it
>> seems right to be trying to update.
>> I just repeated Software Update and it claims all my software is up to
>> date, including Help-11.  Hmmm.
> Sounds normal to me. The G1G1 activities for 10.1.3 do _not_ include
> Help, so this is expected -- no new version of Help is mentioned, the
> updater won't try to update. Relevant URL:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1/10.1.3
> Veering offtopic -- there was discussion (and perhaps even a partial
> implementation) of the Activity Updater looking inside the activity
> metadata for a URL provided by the activity. Not sure how much of that
> is implemented in 0.84 -- likely nothing. Newer versions of Sugar have
> seen a major reimplementation of the updater, which I am not familiar
> with.
> cheers,
> m

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