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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by rbautch, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Nov 1, 2005 #701 of 2880
    merlincc

    merlincc Bonafide Tivophile

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    OK. I re-installed and verified that out2osd did indeed get installed. I must have mucked something up in my install/re-install process. Thumbs up on an awesome script. I appreciate the hard work.

    One thing to note however:

    After running tweak-uninstall.sh I verified that the /var/hack directory got wiped out and the rc.sysinit.author file was restored to the backup. Everything looked as I expected. I re-ran the tweak.sh script and after I ran it I noticed the
    Code:
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    # starting netserver to receive netperf requests
    /busybox/netserver
    was in the rc.sysinit.author.bak file. This explains why after several installs I saw multiple netserver lines in my author file. Anyone else see this? Sorry if this has been reported before.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2005 #702 of 2880
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    yep I have seen it as well.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2005 #703 of 2880
    Dirac

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    While dinking around with the new script I noticed the .bak file is pretty much (or is) identical to the real .author file. I went in there and manually cleaned up the .bak file, but I didn't connect the dots until just now. If you're uninstalling, the end result is that your author file is pretty much the same as it was before you installed, and the next install will just append the rbautch startup script commands, leaving you with two of everything.

    Maybe it's copying over the .bak file too late, after the changes to the .author file are already made.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2005 #704 of 2880
    rbautch

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    The thing is, if you ALWAYS run the uninstall script before you run the script, you will never end up with duplicate entries in your author file. The .bak file should always be a virgin author file from before you ever heard of this script.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2005 #705 of 2880
    merlincc

    merlincc Bonafide Tivophile

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    This is exactly what happens but from my experiences it appends the netperf lines to the author file before it cp's it to the bak file. So after it is finished it has the expected author file and a .bak file that has the netperf lines.

    The bottom line: The more I un-install and then re-install the more netperf lines I see in my author file.

    Rbautch - maybe you are adding the netperf lines before you copy it to .bak. I will take a peek at your code when I get a minute.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2005 #706 of 2880
    merlincc

    merlincc Bonafide Tivophile

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    Rbautch -

    I just looked at the code and you do append the netperf lines just before you cp it to .bak. I would suggest maybe cp to .bak first and then do the netperf stuff.

    Just an observation and only trying to help.

    Thanks for the hard work.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2005 #707 of 2880
    rbautch

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    You are correct. I'll fix.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2005 #708 of 2880
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    so I wasn't going crazy with all the netperf and crond calls in my author file! Yay ME!
    I thought Senility was making a very early appearance.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2005 #709 of 2880
    TomK

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    It still may be regardless of this temporary reprieve.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2005 #710 of 2880
    willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    Gunny's enrolled in a weekly "Memory Enhancement" class, problem is he keeps forgetting to attend. ;)
     
  11. Nov 2, 2005 #711 of 2880
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    There's this club for people like me but I can't remember what it's called or where the heck it is.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2005 #712 of 2880
    Andy in NYC

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    Given that my HD Tivo is running just fine (tivoweb plus w/HD fixes, ftp telnet and that 'other thing'), I'm loathe to install this script if it might still break my build - I really don't want to pull the drive and restart the process.

    Have all the known HD bugs been killed?

    What might I need to change prior to the install given that I already have .profile, Paths and .author files (etc) which I understand get killed?

    Thanks in advance.


    Andrew
     
  13. Nov 2, 2005 #713 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Nothing in the script will "break your build". The issue described above is a minor one that has no effect on your Tivo's operation. The script will back up your existing author file, and then will append some addtional startup commands to the original. Same for the .profile. The latest script runs fine on HR10-250's.
     
  14. Nov 2, 2005 #714 of 2880
    shepler76

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    Only thing that happened to my hr10-250 is that after running the script it did not change the .author file to executable, So I had to attahc it to a pc and get into it and make it 755. That was with the beta 2.5, when I used the release 2.5 it seemed to work OK. I would check the .author file before you do the reboot after the install.
     
  15. Nov 2, 2005 #715 of 2880
    merlincc

    merlincc Bonafide Tivophile

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    I have ran the install/un-install several times with the 2.5 release and it is rock solid other than the minor detail I described above. I believe it to be a real time saver and endorse it whole heartedly.

    It will not break anything. In fact I believe it tidy's things up quite a bit and am very grateful to Rbautch, Gunny and all the testers for this script.

    [jumps down from pedestal]

    Rock on! :D
     
  16. Nov 2, 2005 #716 of 2880
    rbautch

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  17. Nov 2, 2005 #717 of 2880
    rbautch

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    There shouldnÂ’t be a need to change the permissions of your author file unless they were set incorrectly to begin with. The script does not replace the author file, it only appends a few lines to it, which does not change permissions.
     
  18. Nov 2, 2005 #718 of 2880
    Andy in NYC

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    OK, bit the bullet and ran the script - everything worked but for the TivoWeb stuff.

    My TivoWebPlus, which has the HD fixes, is installed in /var/local/tivoweb-tcl and various subdirectories.

    Since I want backups of season passes, did all 'that stuff' get installed but the target directory is off? ie if I move my installation of TivoWeb will the 'stuff' get picked up?

    What would the command be (if the Linux not-wannabe can ask) to move this to the correct location?

    What file do I then need to edit (since I have long since forgotten) to start up TivoWeb at boot? is this is .profile or author.rc or what?

    Cute replacement of Almost There!

    USB still works, haven't tried caller id yet, but I'm very happy (if I can fix the TivoWeb <g>)!

    Andrew
     
  19. Nov 2, 2005 #719 of 2880
    regicat

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    OK folks, here a question: I tried to install the script by first uninstalling the old one. When I try "sh tweak.sh" I get:

    Running rbautch Hacked Tivo Enhancements...
    tweak.sh: tar: command not found
    Do you want to run the "express" version (for advanced users)? [y/n]: tweak.sh:
    /enhancements/start.sh: No such file or directory

    So what happened/where did my TAR go? I looked in various directories and could not find it anywhere. I don't know where it came from in the first place. BTW, this is of two HDVR2 Tivos now so both are missing TAR.

    The unit was originally hacked with ptvnet to get USB, ftp, etc. and I also have MRV on them. I wonder if ptvnet added TAR?
     
  20. Nov 2, 2005 #720 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Download them from the bottom of this page and stick it in /busybox.
     

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