fixing the install off the site for newbies
Posted 11 February 2011 - 04:40 AM
Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:34 AM
I tried looking around a little bit for a way to have FF update the package list, with no luck. Do you know of a way to make it do that? I tried just passing the url "apt:update" but it didn't work. If there's not a way I'll just write up the instructions for doing it manually (you have to off a fresh install), but it would be slick if we could put a button there for it.
Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:47 PM
Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:29 PM
I'm not sure if that will work. To refresh the package wouldn't apt already have to know the package exists? I'll try to test it later today (unless you beat me to it) - have to split for school now.
That will work. Refresh means refresh package lists, not just the package itself. Basically it runs apt-get update before trying to install the package, eats up a little bit more bandwidth but I guess it is worth it.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:57 PM
How about I create a blank meta package that doesn't install anything, we could just call it bodhi-apt-update. I think this is better then just having the apt-get update on a single package. It should be all or none.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 02:38 PM
How about I create a blank meta package that doesn't install anything, we could just call it bodhi-apt-update.
Sounds like good idea. Let me know when you have it ready, and I'll put on the Instructions page - I guess that would be the best place for it. I don't like the idea of putting the "?refresh=yep" on every package - seems wasteful and the extra time it takes will leave a less than ideal impression on a user.
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