Everyone with Installer Problems - Read This

Discussion in 'iPod touch 1.1.3 Installer.app' started by dagored, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. dagored

    dagored Member

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    Alert - Please Read - Very Important - Pass This On

    The release of the 1.1.3 firmware has caused a ton of headaches for developers and package maintainers. Many packages store media and preferences under /var/root/Media and /var/root/Library. With the release of 1.1.3, most packages will now need to store that stuff under /var/mobile/Media and /var/mobile/Library.

    For developers, they have to write their apps to be firmware version aware, so that they can read/write from the correct location, depending on what firmware they are running on. For packagers, we have to install/uninstall that stuff from the right place, depending on the firmware.

    It’s a nightmare.

    Nullriver has released the full 3.0 version - no beta any more - of Installer.app. This release allows packagers to install the stuff mentioned above into ~/Media and ~/Library and Installer.app will put it in the right place, based on the firmware of the device.

    This version of Installer.app also provides packagers with the ability to check how much free space is available, before installing, so that we don’t fill up the root partition any more. It also adds features that will help in migrating applications out of /Applications to other locations. There is more - this release is really chock full of stuff to make life easier for all of us.

    It is imperative that you upgrade to Installer.app 3.0 as soon as possible. By that, I mean NOW. Right now, today. I am going to start releasing package updates today that will rely on the new features. They will not install correctly on older releases of Installer.app. If you run into any trouble and find you need to manually download and install Installer.app, get it from here, which always points to the latest version. Other repositories will start using these new features shortly, too, so it really is in your best interest to upgrade right this minute. If you do not, and you have an issue installing any of my packages, my response will be “please upgrade, try again, and only come back if you still have a problem”.

    To prevent this kind of chicken-and-egg issue in the future, one new feature in this release is the ability for the package maintainer to specify a minimum Installer.app version required for the package to install. Unfortunately, this time, we can’t really use it, because the older Installer.apps don’t understand that feature.

    For a full listing of changes in this release of Installer.app, please see the “Featured” page in your current Installer.app.

    -ste
  2. wthoang

    wthoang New Member

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    good job...even though i updated like 2 days ago, some people not recieve this message with the refreshing of sources occuring only every 12 hours now...(personnaly i would like to refresh wen i want to!!)
  3. kappatango

    kappatango New Member

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    Nice post, thanks.

    This info is currently on installer - I will leave it stickied for a few days to get some effective coverage.

    KappaTango
  4. dagored

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    You Can. Go to Sources in Installer and hit Refresh in the upper left hand corner.
  5. tomcatt1

    tomcatt1 New Member

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    I could be wrong, but I'm getting errors with other repos besides ste's. I think something may be broken in the new Installer or a program I installed may have broken it, but again I'm not sure. I've searched for solutions, and everything I've tried still has not fixed it.

    I'm even getting an error when I try and UNINSTALL an app, and from reading the forums others are having the same problem.
  6. FregoS

    FregoS New Member

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    Wow... Thats one hell of a post! I think only native speakers could understand that, i think you should make it more spaced.
  7. XyracX

    XyracX New Member

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    I have the Installer 3.0 but i cant even instal the Open SSH... i can only install a few apps like summerboard.What can i do ?
  8. ketanitem

    ketanitem New Member

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    I think there must be something wrong on the repo site itself, I am using both new and old site of Ste (psmxy.org.nyud.net/iphone-apps/repo.cache and psmxy.org/iphone-apps), and using Installer version 3.0b8 on my JB 1.1.2 (fresh just upgrade from 1.1.1) to download openssh, and it says Package download failed! It was not like this the last time I jailbroke my ipodtouch.

    Tried upgrading to 3.0, still the same. Please help?
  9. happhan

    happhan New Member

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    they should just use the 2 updated installer.. omfg..
  10. soccerpro100cn

    soccerpro100cn New Member

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    On 1.1.3 and I'm getting package download failed for everything I try to download

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