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  • Installer 4.0b6 and New Updated Repository Code
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    Post From ripdev.org

    Proudly presenting you the new beta of Installer - 4.0b6.

    New and changed:

    * Search.
    * Uninstall now works correctly.
    * Fixed a lot of locking issues especially with custom HTML info pages.
    * Updated the Categories and Tasks icons so they are less ugly.
    * Fixed a bug with multiple copies of Installer appearing in Installed Packages under some circumstances.
    * Installer will now correctly check and prompt for an update of itself.

    Things to Know if you want to make your own repo.

    Also, to accompany the Installer release, a new edition of the Repository code is up. Grab it here: repo-r1114.zip

    What's new in the repo code?

    * Added an option to ping the Installer search server so it reindexes your repository. The ping occurs during regenerate.php run.
    * Much better handling of ZIP archives, since this is what most people had troubles with. It now attempts to determine which way to use to unzip your files (PEAR::ZipArchive, zip_open or shell_exec("unzip")). Please note that we didn't test zip_open piece of the code as we don't have a server with that plugin compiled in PHP.
    * DOMDocument::load() should work under PHP4. We hope.
    * Slightly better handling of the multiple versions of the same package.

    How to upgrade? Simply replace regenerate.php with the new one, and add new configuration parameters from config.inc.default.php to your config.inc.php. There are two: REPOSITORY_URL, that should have a full path to your repo (with a trailing slash), and ZIP_CMDLINE_PATH (only add this if needed). Refer to config.inc.default.php for the descriptions and copy-paste goodness.

    Don't forget to regenerate your repositories once upgraded, and also don't forget to put 2.0.2 into POSSIBLE_FIRMWARE_VERSIONS array so people on the new firmware can see your packages!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Installer 4.0b6 and New Updated Repository Code started by Nicholas Knight View original post
    Comments 55 Comments
    1. pingwhen's Avatar
      pingwhen -
      yep works 100 times better. i wish they didnt make the beta public....
    1. toothy17's Avatar
      toothy17 -
      they need to hurry with the 2.0.2 stuff
    1. chris52204's Avatar
      chris52204 -
      Is it neccessary to do it this way? Can't we just update the rip dev repository and upgrade through there? It seems to be working fine for me.
      I am assuming that other info is if you want to host your own repository??
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      yupy
      This one is much much better
      no crashings
    1. EL LOKO's Avatar
      EL LOKO -
      how do u up date ????
    1. haibane's Avatar
      haibane -
      Quote Originally Posted by chris52204 View Post
      Is it neccessary to do it this way? Can't we just update the rip dev repository and upgrade through there? It seems to be working fine for me.
      I am assuming that other info is if you want to host your own repository??
      I guess its not the best written, but yes the stuff listed on the bottom is for hosters.
    1. alek's Avatar
      alek -
      Quote Originally Posted by pingwhen View Post
      yep works 100 times better. i wish they didnt make the beta public....
      Um if it wasnt public how would you get it? and what gives you the right to have it before all of us?

      Quote Originally Posted by EL LOKO View Post
      how do u up date ????
      Its on the original beta 5 (4.0_b5) installer
    1. Sanduskyohio's Avatar
      Sanduskyohio -
      are there any step-by-step avaliable on the web for us ordinary iphone owners or would be so kind as to tell me where to find the mentioned ".php" files.
    1. Nicholas Knight's Avatar
      Nicholas Knight -
      Installer for has been public. Its so we can all test and get the bugs out. To answer more questions: you can find the update in the Updated part of Installer.


      For those wanting to make a repo: The files are located in the first post where it says files here. There is another post to help you make a repo in this News forum.
    1. Bryan213's Avatar
      Bryan213 -
      Thanx guys it works great now to find sources
    1. alek's Avatar
      alek -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sanduskyohio View Post
      are there any step-by-step avaliable on the web for us ordinary iphone owners or would be so kind as to tell me where to find the mentioned ".php" files.
      Those files are only if u own/run s repsitory (sources website) normal useres just up date in installer beta 4.
    1. danvicente's Avatar
      danvicente -
      buggy for me froze on source refresh first 3-4 times
    1. Lprox5's Avatar
      Lprox5 -
      how the heck do you uninstall? I still haven't figured that out yet.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I hope this one crashes less... I refused to use Beta5.
    1. bburdick's Avatar
      bburdick -
      scrolling through lists is still painfully slow... also not sure why they aren't using any of the built-in list functions so that I can easily scroll to specific letters.
    1. mbaharvard's Avatar
      mbaharvard -
      Yes, I agree. The icons are nice, but it takes time to load them, and when you go to all packages, you get all of the same (but different) "carrier bundles"! The new version is better, it just polls all of the repositories for icons on the packages section (I just had 20 tasks come up while I was scrolling for the first time). We'll see.....

      Not to dis the dev team - I love them, but they have a LONG way to go to catch Cydia (used to be the other way a round)! Installer-wise, I mean. Dev team OWNS (pwns) everything else!
    1. jackrayers's Avatar
      jackrayers -
      so frustrating, I am trying to set up a repository but every time i try and use regenerate.php?secret=blahblah, i get this error:
      Code:
      Generating index for firmware 2.0.
      
      Fatal error:  Cannot instantiate non-existent class:  domdocument in /home/jack/public_html/repository/regenerate.php on line 160
    1. jaredb03's Avatar
      jaredb03 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alek View Post
      Those files are only if u own/run s repsitory (sources website) normal useres just up date in installer beta 4.
      The update is not showing up, and the sources will not refresh on 4.0b5.
    1. toothy17's Avatar
      toothy17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaredb03 View Post
      The update is not showing up, and the sources will not refresh on 4.0b5.
      re boot it and it will work
    1. joshysquashy's Avatar
      joshysquashy -
      Does anyone have screenshots of the new installer?

      Also, in order for me to abandon Cydia and move to installer again it needs to:
      • Have BSD Subsystem available for 2.0.2
      • Have Open SSH available
      • Have most other apps available

      I couldn't find BSD or SSH before, are they included now?