Adam | 9 Oct 09:57 2007
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RiskPkg not showing recent updates?

Hi,

I've just updated my MimeMan package (to version 1.24-0 in Unstable) and
it's showing in http://www.riscpkg.org/pkg/Unstable but the version on
my harddisc is only 1.221 and it's not showing as updated when I choose
"Update" in RiscPkg. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Adam

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alan buckley | 9 Oct 11:04 2007
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Re: RiskPkg not showing recent updates?

>Adam <lists@...> wrote on
>Tue, 09 Oct 2007 08:57:50 +0100
>
>I've just updated my MimeMan package (to version 1.24-0 in Unstable) and
>it's showing in http://www.riscpkg.org/pkg/Unstable but the version on
>my harddisc is only 1.221 and it's not showing as updated when I choose
>"Update" in RiscPkg. Any ideas?
>

Sorry if I'm just stating what you already know, but according to the
readme you need to use the Upgrade option and then Commit which
will upgrade all packages.

I've never tried this myself, as I've always just selected the individual
package I want upgraded by selecting Install (+ on the toolbar)
and then Commit.

Regards,
Alan

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Adam | 9 Oct 18:37 2007
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Re: RiskPkg not showing recent updates?

In message <BAY101-F28789A1CACAF1489C93F4FF0A50@...>, alan buckley wrote:

> >Adam <lists@...> wrote on
> >Tue, 09 Oct 2007 08:57:50 +0100
> >
> >I've just updated my MimeMan package (to version 1.24-0 in Unstable) and
> >it's showing in http://www.riscpkg.org/pkg/Unstable but the version on
> >my harddisc is only 1.221 and it's not showing as updated when I choose
> >"Update" in RiscPkg. Any ideas?
> >
> 
> Sorry if I'm just stating what you already know, but according to the
> readme you need to use the Upgrade option and then Commit which
> will upgrade all packages.

Yes, I've tried that but MimeMan's still stuck at 1.221 :(

As I recall, the "Update" option should put a symbol (I forget exactly
what) next to all the entries which have updates available - but that's
not happening here either. :(

Adam

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Adam | 9 Oct 18:39 2007
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Detecting if you're being managed...

[OT: I sometimes have a problem with this at work too ;)]

Is there any way for an app to know if it's being managed? Some of my
programs can update themselves (MimeMan being one) but that's not ideal
if they're being managed so I'd like to be able to detect the situation
when my app is run.

Thanks,
Adam

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Alex Waugh | 10 Oct 00:15 2007

Re: RiskPkg not showing recent updates?

Adam <lists@...> wrote:

> In message <BAY101-F28789A1CACAF1489C93F4FF0A50@...>, alan buckley wrote:
> 
> > >Adam <lists@...> wrote on
> > >Tue, 09 Oct 2007 08:57:50 +0100
> > >
> > >I've just updated my MimeMan package (to version 1.24-0 in Unstable) and
> > >it's showing in http://www.riscpkg.org/pkg/Unstable but the version on
> > >my harddisc is only 1.221 and it's not showing as updated when I choose
> > >"Update" in RiscPkg. Any ideas?
> > >
> > 
> > Sorry if I'm just stating what you already know, but according to the
> > readme you need to use the Upgrade option and then Commit which
> > will upgrade all packages.
> 
> Yes, I've tried that but MimeMan's still stuck at 1.221 :(

1.221 is greater than 1.24-0, so it won't update to what it thinks is a
older version.

Alex

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Adam | 10 Oct 23:42 2007
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Re: RiskPkg not showing recent updates?

In message <f76b482f4f.ajw498@...>, Alex Waugh wrote:

> Adam <lists@...> wrote:
> 
> > In message <BAY101-F28789A1CACAF1489C93F4FF0A50@...>, alan
> > buckley wrote:
> > 
> > > >Adam <lists@...> wrote on
> > > >Tue, 09 Oct 2007 08:57:50 +0100
> > > >
> > > > I've just updated my MimeMan package (to version 1.24-0 in
> > > > Unstable) and it's showing in
> > > > http://www.riscpkg.org/pkg/Unstable but the version on my
> > > > harddisc is only 1.221 and it's not showing as updated when I
> > > > choose "Update" in RiscPkg. Any ideas?
> > > >
> > > 
> > > Sorry if I'm just stating what you already know, but according to
> > > the readme you need to use the Upgrade option and then Commit
> > > which will upgrade all packages.
> > 
> > Yes, I've tried that but MimeMan's still stuck at 1.221 :(
> 
> 1.221 is greater than 1.24-0, so it won't update to what it thinks is a
> older version.

Hmmm. Is it? I think the actual old package version would have been
1.221-5. How does the rule work which makes 1.24-0 lower than 1.221-5
then? Does including the "-" change the rules? Presumably 1.24 /would/
be higher than 1.221? Would it?
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Alex Waugh | 11 Oct 00:42 2007

Re: RiskPkg not showing recent updates?

Adam <lists@...> wrote:

> In message <f76b482f4f.ajw498@...>, Alex Waugh wrote:
> 
> > Adam <lists@...> wrote:
> > 
> > > In message <BAY101-F28789A1CACAF1489C93F4FF0A50@...>, alan
> > > buckley wrote:
> > > 
> > > > >Adam <lists@...> wrote on
> > > > >Tue, 09 Oct 2007 08:57:50 +0100
> > > > >
> > > > > I've just updated my MimeMan package (to version 1.24-0 in
> > > > > Unstable) and it's showing in
> > > > > http://www.riscpkg.org/pkg/Unstable but the version on my
> > > > > harddisc is only 1.221 and it's not showing as updated when I
> > > > > choose "Update" in RiscPkg. Any ideas?
> > > > >
> > > > 
> > > > Sorry if I'm just stating what you already know, but according to
> > > > the readme you need to use the Upgrade option and then Commit
> > > > which will upgrade all packages.
> > > 
> > > Yes, I've tried that but MimeMan's still stuck at 1.221 :(
> > 
> > 1.221 is greater than 1.24-0, so it won't update to what it thinks is a
> > older version.
> 
> Hmmm. Is it? I think the actual old package version would have been
> 1.221-5. How does the rule work which makes 1.24-0 lower than 1.221-5
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alan buckley | 15 Oct 10:34 2007
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Packaging UnixHome

I'm having a little bit of  a problem trying to create
a package for the !UnixHome application and was
wondering if anyone could give me ideas.

The !UnixHome application is used by a large number
of autobuilt packages to provide the equivalent of
the unix "home" directory. It also sets so useful
environmental variables used by some of the ports.

As such it needs to be booted, before it is ready
to use.

I thought I had found a way to do this by installing
it to the !Boot.Resources directory. Unfortunatly
this works if the machine is rebooted, but doesn't
set any variables as it is first installed by RiscPkg.

Has anyone any ideas what I could do?

To complicate matters, the unix home directory
is set by a program as it needs to be specified
as a unix format path.

I'd like to package it as then the ports could
include it as a dependency.

Regards,
Alan

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Jess Hampshire | 15 Oct 11:45 2007

Re: Packaging UnixHome

In message <BAY101-F3237E51CE3EE52AE1B8A9FF0A30@...>
          "alan buckley" <alan_baa@...> wrote:

> I'm having a little bit of  a problem trying to create
> a package for the !UnixHome application and was
> wondering if anyone could give me ideas.

[snip]

> I thought I had found a way to do this by installing
> it to the !Boot.Resources directory. Unfortunatly
> this works if the machine is rebooted, but doesn't
> set any variables as it is first installed by RiscPkg.

(Ideally I think it should live in choices.)

> Has anyone any ideas what I could do?
> 
> To complicate matters, the unix home directory
> is set by a program as it needs to be specified
> as a unix format path.
> 
> I'd like to package it as then the ports could
> include it as a dependency.

Ideally, it sounds like riscpkg needs the ability to autorun something 
after installation.

If this can be added in the future, and since the problem will only 
occur once per machine, then I think a temporary requirement to either 
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