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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. Nicholas Knight's Avatar
      Nicholas Knight -
      OpenSSH is in Cydia. With cydia installed BSD is not needed. It will never be ported.
    1. joshysquashy's Avatar
      joshysquashy -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickmc01 View Post
      OpenSSH is in Cydia. With cydia installed BSD is not needed. It will never be ported.
      Yes, but if installer ever wants to compete with Cydia, it will need to find a solution for this. I don't want 2 apps that do the same thing (Cydia and Installer). So for the moment it will just be Cydia.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Is anybody else's icon for Installer a bit lower than all the other icons??
      And also of topic but is anybody's Super Monkey Ball icon also smaller than other icons.
    1. upstateiphone's Avatar
      upstateiphone -
      This is the funniest post I've seen in a while.... All those people crying about Installer... Well I've updated just to stay on board and let me tell you this App still way to slow and sucks!! I bet everyone that was saying they hated Cydia weeks before the ripDEV release still has Cydia installed. Funny thing is, look how long they have had to get Installer right. I once again have to say thanks to Jay Freeman a.k.a. Saurik developer of Cydia! This is truly the best App Installer program for the 2.0 era... Good Luck to everyone still trying to work out the kinks with the Installer App as a long time user I will still tinker with it to... But I was wanting to see if anyone was real and would finally man up when they said Cydia sucked.. Relax JK
    1. marys25's Avatar
      marys25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by upstateiphone View Post
      This is the funniest post I've seen in a while.... All those people crying about Installer... Well I've updated just to stay on board and let me tell you this App still way to slow and sucks!! I bet everyone that was saying they hated Cydia weeks before the ripDEV release still has Cydia installed. Funny thing is, look how long they have had to get Installer right. I once again have to say thanks to Jay Freeman a.k.a. Saurik developer of Cydia! This is truly the best App Installer program for the 2.0 era... Good Luck to everyone still trying to work out the kinks with the Installer App as a long time user I will still tinker with it to... But I was wanting to see if anyone was real and would finally man up when they said Cydia sucked.. Relax JK

      OK so you've made your opinion perfectly clear here and in the other thread for the updated installer... but since you forget that installer 4 is STILL in beta..just like Cydia was when it was ported to 2.0 . Installer has been out for maybe 2 week, it's not going to be 100%, which is why it is being tested by all of us... give the Dev team a few more weeks and I'm sure that more of the kinks will be out...but like its been stated here 100 TIMES this is still a beta program...and the reason its out as a beta is cause the Dev team need us to tell them what is wrong with the program so they can fix it!! so stop craping on installer just because its not perfect yet...cause Cydia wasn't perfect either when it came out.
    1. upstateiphone's Avatar
      upstateiphone -
      Ok so I guess we have our first pro-Installer coming forward.... Not sure where you have been but there has been a beta available since about 8/3-8/5 ish if you knew where to look. Also to be honest Cydia didn't have half of the problems installer does. To be clear here I'm not "crapping on installer" only the time in which it has taken to work on the bugs and still finding plenty more in this release. Like the second poster to this thread said " I WISH THEY WOULDN'T RELEASE BETA VERSIONS TO ALL PUBLIC".... Ohhh and to the 100 times comment thanks for telling me because the other 99 times I read it I forgot it was beta.....
    1. marys25's Avatar
      marys25 -
      oh dear please forgive me for being off by a week

      and its not cause I'm pro Installer, i'm just more open minded then you are.. i use both Cydia and Installer...they both do the same thing..just one is now being tested then the other..but they both serve the same function and when all the bugs are fixed from installer it will be just as great as it use to be.
    1. ProjectGSX's Avatar
      ProjectGSX -
      Im on Installer 4.0b4-4. Whats the update procedure to this version? When I select Installer inside of Installer, there is no install/upgrade option.

      Also, just my 2 cents. This whole installer vs. cydia fanboy war is beyond retarded. If you dont like one, dont use it. Seriously, no one cares if you hate one or the other. These apps are both run to improve the iphone/touch community. If that alone doesnt make you appreciate their work the least you can do is keep your flaming to yourself.
    1. jaredb03's Avatar
      jaredb03 -
      Quote Originally Posted by toothy17 View Post
      re boot it and it will work
      still nothing working.
    1. davethegreat's Avatar
      davethegreat -
      Really, I am starting to feel like I am just going crazy or something . . . but I can't figure out how to install Installer.

      I have googled it, I have searched this site, I have installed every Cydia repo I can find and searched the ENTIRE list of available packages in Cydia (which took an hour), and nothing.

      Googling gives me dozens of "hey, it's released! Woohoo!" stuff, but no actual, ya know, "this is where you can get it" stuff.

      These forums are packed with people who have gotten it and commented on it, but again, no actual information on HOW to get it.

      It's like being the only teenager at a party where everyone is smoking pot. Everyone else has it, they all seem to have common knowledge of where to get it, they all talk about what it's like, but you just don't know any dealers. ARGH!

      So, I never thought I would need it dumbed down, but . . . can somebody dumb it down for me and explain, using small words, plenty of pictures and various hand gestures, how and where I can get the current version of installer? I can't just upgrade, because I don't have the original version anymore since I went to the 2.0 firmware.
    1. upstateiphone's Avatar
      upstateiphone -
      Sounds like you don't have it installed. So to answer your questions re-pwn and click the Installer and Cydia features to install Installer and cydia.

      Windows version step by step---> iClarified - iPhone - How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your 2.0 2G iPhone (Windows) [Updated]

      Mac step by step----> iClarified - iPhone - How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your 2.0 2G iPhone (Mac) [Updated]

      These are very user friendly how to's... I take no credit.. After you install the installer you should see the update if not reboot your phone.
      Good Luck!!
    1. davethegreat's Avatar
      davethegreat -
      Ah, no way to add it on without re-pwning?
    1. upstateiphone's Avatar
      upstateiphone -
      There are some links out there you can try to download, but that would be the old beta version I would imagine you could try to update their just add the rip source.
    1. rkyle80's Avatar
      rkyle80 -
      Ridiculous! Why not just throw the update on the installer? I got too much stuff on my phone to sit here and pwn it again. Anyway to get this on the installer at all?
    1. Nicholas Knight's Avatar
      Nicholas Knight -
      the update is on installer it is located in the Updated Section on installer. No need to add any new sources.
    1. maaangler's Avatar
      maaangler -
      Here is a couple screen shots. Im in the process of updating all the available sources. Still buggy... bad shot. Fine after reboot. Open SSH, Open SSL and UNIX Sub are up there.
    1. Nicholas Knight's Avatar
      Nicholas Knight -
      Please also note that this is Beta. It will be buggy and thats why programs have betas. To get the bugs out to help make a better product. If you dont like it, no one is forcing anyone to use it.
    1. toothy17's Avatar
      toothy17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by davethegreat View Post
      Really, I am starting to feel like I am just going crazy or something . . . but I can't figure out how to install Installer.

      I have googled it, I have searched this site, I have installed every Cydia repo I can find and searched the ENTIRE list of available packages in Cydia (which took an hour), and nothing.

      Googling gives me dozens of "hey, it's released! Woohoo!" stuff, but no actual, ya know, "this is where you can get it" stuff.

      These forums are packed with people who have gotten it and commented on it, but again, no actual information on HOW to get it.

      It's like being the only teenager at a party where everyone is smoking pot. Everyone else has it, they all seem to have common knowledge of where to get it, they all talk about what it's like, but you just don't know any dealers. ARGH!

      So, I never thought I would need it dumbed down, but . . . can somebody dumb it down for me and explain, using small words, plenty of pictures and various hand gestures, how and where I can get the current version of installer? I can't just upgrade, because I don't have the original version anymore since I went to the 2.0 firmware.
      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWXbdCYy4-Q]YouTube - Installer 4.0 Beta[/ame]
    1. rkyle80's Avatar
      rkyle80 -
      I have restarted my phone 4 times, and refreshed my sources close to 10 times and still have no update for the installer. Scrolled through "all programs" probably 20 times just in case the update didn't automatically register. What's the problem?
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      "nickmc01" Can you explain then why installer for previos FW1x was falling apart, was never maintained, bug reports were ignored, broken promises of open source, system passwords broken and never fixed.

      Why will installer 4 be any diferent?

      I have tinkered with installer 4 but after what developer did with Kate regarding Winterboard I will not be updating it and will not be installing it when I pwn to 2.0,2

      I can see no point in Installer on FW2.0,0 after all Installer can't do anything Cydia can't do, but Cydia can do plenty that installer will never be able to do.

      While the developers have brought out a crap piece of software (installer 4) jay has made Cydia better and better he's also made Winterboard and Cycorder. Go on Saurik show how it should be done.

      Cydia 10 installed 0.

      IphoneCrazy

      P.S. Before slaying me of try reading up on the subject, then you might agree with me.

      http:www.saurik.com/id2

      www.saurik.com/Id/2

      Packaging Issues with AppTapp - Jay Freeman (saurik)

      First link incorrect

      first 2 ;-)

      also worth reading

      Bringing Debian APT to the iPhone - Jay Freeman (saurik)