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F1Fish
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Update UMS linux version

Post by F1Fish » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:00 am

Is there a easy way update UMS in Debian/ubuntu?
Or is it easier to do a rebuild?

SydFloyd
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Re: Update UMS linux version

Post by SydFloyd » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:53 am

Ha, that's funny, I was just asking myself that same question at this moment. Can't find any answers yet. Every time I update I just end up rebuilding it and it can be a bit of a pain.

Tonne M
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Re: Update UMS linux version

Post by Tonne M » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:52 am

In my case I have a desktop icon (shortcut) for UMS. This links to ~home/Downloads/ums-x.x.x/UMS.sh . Whenever there is a new version I unpack it to "Downloads" and simply rightclick on the sortcut, choose properties and change the versionnumber in the path. Done!

By the way, Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon

Nadahar
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Re: Update UMS linux version

Post by Nadahar » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:38 am

We don't really use the linux package ourselves, so it's unlikely that we'll se disadvantages with it. If you have suggestions for a smarter way to pack it, we could consider it.

Tonne M
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Re: Update UMS linux version

Post by Tonne M » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:05 am

What you guys could do is to build a .deb package. Would be easier for people running Debian based distributions like Mint and Ubuntu and the like.

Nadahar
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Re: Update UMS linux version

Post by Nadahar » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:13 am

Tonne M wrote:What you guys could do is to build a .deb package. Would be easier for people running Debian based distributions like Mint and Ubuntu and the like.
The job of building packages for the different distros is available for anyone that's up to the job and feel like it. I'm sure we'd gladly offer it as a download if someone built it on a regular basis.

Tonne M
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Re: Update UMS linux version

Post by Tonne M » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:55 am

Unfortunately I have no clue how to build a .deb package. Maybe someone is more knowledgeable and has some time on his/her hands.

Nadahar
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Re: Update UMS linux version

Post by Nadahar » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:30 am

Tonne M wrote:Unfortunately I have no clue how to build a .deb package. Maybe someone is more knowledgeable and has some time on his/her hands.
For most except those that already maintain .deb packages I guess that is the situation. But, I don't doubt that anyone willing to do some reading about the issue would be able to figure it out.

newbietux
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Re: Update UMS linux version

Post by newbietux » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:34 am

The problem with changing the version-number you can solve with a symbolic link named "UMS" (or so). The link must show to the actual ums program folder. For the autostart entry you use the path with the "UMS" link.
After the next update you renew only the link to the new folder - and it works.

I go this way for the last year and I'm happy with it.

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