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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. mashom's Avatar
      mashom -
      hey guys i dont know what to do ...
      i have updated installer 4 from 4.0b4 to 4.0b6
      but after installation i press the home key and my iphone soft reset
      and now when i click on installer it open and crashes back to springboard
      what to do ?
      any terminal commands ?
    1. GrandmaPearl's Avatar
      GrandmaPearl -
      crashed when i first opened installer after the update
    1. svenbox's Avatar
      svenbox -
      I just get this Bad URL Errors all the time when I try to update.... Installer sucks

      And whatever you do - DONT INSTALL KATE!!! It messes up your phone real bad. My phone app started crashing - well that's just worthless... So just dont install KATE! It was impossible to uninstall, I had to restore...
    1. elr0y7's Avatar
      elr0y7 -
      Did you guys try setting the permissions for the installer.app folder? You should set it to 0755; I would say to set it to 0777 but when I've done that before I got a message while opening installer that the permissions weren't set properly. Because of that one thing you might want to do before setting all permissions to 0755 is to go through the folder and see what permissions all files have by default (especially the important, unique-looking files), if they have 0777 make sure you set that file back to 0777 after you set all files in the folder to 0755.
      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.
      LOL, I know EXACTLY how you feel! Because of the fact that most people install these installers during the "pwning" process there aren't many other sources for the program other than the pwning programs and the official source (which doesn't help much with installer, I've learned to HATE the outdated, bleak installer sites!). You really have to do some digging and questioning to find them. I love your analogy, btw, I've been in that situation before too!

      And @ Iphonecrazy, I don't think nick develops the app, he's just supporting it, which I do too btw alongside Cydia (it's like PC's and Macs, you can go on forever about which is better but they both really do have their exclusive pros and cons whether they be statistical, aesthetic or sentimental, and you can't go wrong when you gots BOTH! )
    1. Macboy67's Avatar
      Macboy67 -
      Im sticking with Cydia until the full installer is released, still too many problems with it
    1. Nicholas Knight's Avatar
      Nicholas Knight -
      I just posted it dont mean I like installer haha I dont even use it
    1. rkyle80's Avatar
      rkyle80 -
      Can someone tell me why this installer update is not showing up in the updated category of my phone, or any other section of the installer for that matter? I dont understand why I am not getting this update. I have the dev team's source, am I missing something here?
    1. Barajista's Avatar
      Barajista -
      The new version of installer just freezes and I can't get it to load properly without freezing...any suggestions for troubleshooting, please!
    1. jamroc7's Avatar
      jamroc7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkyle80 View Post
      Can someone tell me why this installer update is not showing up in the updated category of my phone, or any other section of the installer for that matter? I dont understand why I am not getting this update. I have the dev team's source, am I missing something here?

      I am having the same issue. Does anyone know how to correct this?
    1. haibane's Avatar
      haibane -
      this appears to still be glitchy... it doesn't have anything that cydia needs... Going back to just cydia
    1. hiphonepro's Avatar
      hiphonepro -
      Quote Originally Posted by jackrayers View Post
      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
      anyone figure this out? I'm having the same issue....
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Ahh, still ******.
      Causing my iPhone to freeze all the time and the applications dont even INSTALL (show up on springboard!?) Whats with that.

      Looking forward to the final release.
    1. Numberzz's Avatar
      Numberzz -
      Quote Originally Posted by mofolo View Post
      Looking forward to the final release.
      Why? Do you think they will make huge improvements from now until the release date? No. Installer has always had problems, and they don't deserve to have the application running on an iPhone.
    1. aayman_farzand's Avatar
      aayman_farzand -
      Installer has one thing Cydia doesnt, a caller ID fix
    1. rookieliem's Avatar
      rookieliem -
      my installer has problems
      1. the theme is like the Maaangler. i wonder if that's the latest version's theme.
      2. it doesn't want to update with the newest.
      3. when i add twenty08.com/installer source, it doesn't show a list of things i can download in Categories.
      4. there's not much things to download.

      can someone help me, please?