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How to force a software update

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by csp122, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Skagit...
    When you finalize your 6.4a Instant Cake product, can you please include MFS_FTP as an installed and running by default process? I ask because there is no MRV in 6.4a, but there is HME. The HME application MovieLoader replaces and even improves on the MRV processes. It should not be harmful to those who don't use or need it.
     
  2. Da Goon

    Da Goon Registered Abuser

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    :rolleyes:

    the author of mfs_ftp doesn't even provide an updated version. read the mfs_ftp thread and README for reasons he doesn't want anyone selling his program. besides, Instantcake is a virgin image, so any extra files will get nuked once you boot up after using it.

    Lou (and your anonymous donor), thanks for the 357 slice.
     
  3. texster

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  4. webdeck

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    Worked like a charm! Thank you so much!

    -Mike
     
  5. tivoupgrade

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    Nope. InstantCake is just for building a new replacement hard drive, plain and simple. We'd never bundle anything like that with something like InstantCake.

    If what you meant was to include it with something like PTVnet, which is the tool for turning on USB ports, installing telnet, ftp and TiVoWebPlus, then the answer would still have to be "nope." MFS_FTP is not redistributable in that way (unless Riley has changed the rules with respect to his code) and since MFS_FTP is an extraction tool, it also muddies the waters when it comes to DRM issues. BTW, for MFS_FTP to be useful, you'd need to turn off encryption on your unit anyway, and that is also something we cannot do.

    Sorry...

    Lou

    PS Webdeck - glad all is well.
     
  6. dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Skagit...
    Yes, I'm obviously confusing the PTVnet product -- which I purchased long ago when your company started up. The procedure you posted for forcing an upgrade is much appreciated and much needed - thank you for that effort!

    At least the DIY set will have something to keep us busy.
     
  7. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    Ok im a little confused here, if you do the wget to download the slices to /var/packages and then run ./getslice. What exactly happens, does the system get upgraded to 6.4 or are just the slices loaded into the db? I dont want to loose my enhancements so I guess it would be wise to download the slicer, Is the slicer to the same for dsr7000 and hdvr2, i have several units all different models.
     
  8. rbtravis

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  9. tivoupgrade

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    Take a look at post #21 of this thread for the full information; short answer is it just loads the slices if you don't have them (the equivalent of the -d option in slicer).

    You would still have to manually install them, once loaded, and copy/preserve your hacks - and that is what slicer does.

    Same version of slicer for all models....
     
  10. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    Thank you


     
  11. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    im at 6.4a, via wget and slice. The only thing that doesnt start thus far is TivoWeb, but i can start it manually.

    Thanks DVRUPGRADE
     
  12. dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Skagit...
    Rerun the tweak.sh script again. It will install Tivoweb but not the latest. You have to upgrade to the latest from the version the script will install. Also, you need to change your fakecall.tcl to an older version available on DDB and put the DDB version of fakecall.tcl into /busybox. Look for Alphawolf's utilities and extract the working fakecall.tcl from that collection.
     
  13. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    I went back to 6.2a, with the latest zipper, I did downlaod teh slices jsut for any future needs
     
  14. dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Skagit...
    If you download the slices with the upgrade method here, they will only remain in the MFS for a day or so and then get wiped and you have to do it again. It's better to wait until you are ready to do the upgrade, download the slices and install them immediately. They won't persist on your machine. Just FYI for those who think once they have them they'll be able to keep them until needed.
     
  15. tivoupgrade

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    Either that, or download them and keep them in a safe place. The issue is whether or not you dbload them or not, unless I'm mistaken...

    Lou
     
  16. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    I have them up on the web, so that I or anyone else can get them or you could put them in /hacks or /enhancements
     
  17. tivoupgrade

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    That is good that they are in more the one place. I have no intentions of taking them down, but then again, you never know.

    For those just tuning in, please see this post for instructions.
     
  18. dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Skagit...
    Lou, I wanted to have the slices in the MFS as if they'd come over the satellite normally, so I went through your entire procedure in post 21. It worked perfectly and checking SwSystem in MFS they were there. But the next day, they did not appear in MFS. I tried again and went through the whole procedure and sure enough, the 6.4a was there in the MFS in SwSystem as expected. But a day later it was completely gone as if nothing had been done.

    So, using your procedure, the MFS entries for SwSystem do not persist from day to day. You can keep dbloading them daily, but they won't stay there.

    Eventually I went through it all and ran slicer immediately and my machine updated properly to 6.4a. So, you have to do your procedure and update fairly soon or you have to start all over.
     
  19. tivoupgrade

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    Yes, I understand that, and unless I'm mistaken, that was what you meant in your previous post - ie after dbloading the slices into MFS, they will 'vanish' after a day or two.

    That is why I suggested that you simply copy the slices off to a safe place rather than dbloading them.

    One way to do this would be to edit the getslice script I have you downloading with wget and just commenting out the dbload statements. Then you can just go into /var/packages and copy them somewhere safe (ie, somewhere other than /var)

    Lou
     
  20. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    Or just wget /hacks FILENAME the files to the /hack directory or any other directory

    and PS, I have a lot of DTV S1 files that I had saved there
     

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