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Mod: Auto Update

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Couldn't find another open topic.

I decided to use some time this afternoon for system maintenance, and updated my HD-FOX to 1.14 (HDR-FOX to follow). I then tried to install auto update and got this:

Code:
>>> opkg install auto-update
Installing auto-update (1.0.0) to root...
Downloading http://hummypkg.org.uk/hdrfoxt2/base/auto-update_1.0.0_mipsel.opk.
Installing anacron (2.3-1) to root...
Downloading http://hummypkg.org.uk/hdrfoxt2/base/anacron_2.3-1_mipsel.opk.
Installing cron-daemon (1.18.3-1) to root...
Downloading http://hummypkg.org.uk/hdrfoxt2/base/cron-daemon_1.18.3-1_mipsel.opk.

/mod/etc/init.d/S01crond: line 12: /mod/sbin/crond: not found
grep: /mod//var/spool/cron/crontabs/root: No such file or directory
Configuring cron-daemon.
Configuring anacron.
Configuring auto-update.
Collected errors:
 * extract_archive: Cannot create symlink from bin/crontab to 'busybox/busybox': Operation not permitted.
 * extract_archive: Cannot create symlink from sbin/crond to '../bin/busybox/busybox': Operation not permitted.
Anything to worry about?
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
Yes, that doesn't look good. Could the USB disk be set to read-only?
I'd try re-running the command after a reboot.
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Yes, that doesn't look good. Could the USB disk be set to read-only?
No, though I suppose it's possible the stick is low on space. I will check.
I'd try re-running the command after a reboot.
Will do.

Update: my problems were down to the USB stick being FAT32 (naturally), while the custom software needs facilities that are not provided in a FAT file system. Formatting the stick as Ext2 (see this topic - click) solved the problems.
 

framedtoo

Member
what time does the auto update check ?

will it shut down the humax if it needs to

im only saying because, i have the auto update, but when i checked if there was new updates the other day, there where some
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
It checks once a day, on the first boot of that day or at 2am if the Humax is left turned on.

It won't shut down the Humax for any reason...
 

framedtoo

Member
i'll was only asking if it shut down because i never turn our's off, however some updates require power off, and the humax went into standby on its own according to the misses
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
It has its own idle stand-by timer, if you've not turned it off in the menus. The custom software might make it restart sometimes, but I don't think it can turn off.
 
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