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make future updates replace individual files

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by ejonesss, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. ejonesss

    ejonesss New Member

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    in the future couldnt the software developers make the updates replace individual files instead of the entire package and only files pertaining to the problem?

    and make the updates be on demand so a user can chose when to do the update as not to cause the box to lose shows.

    so for example since 20.4.1 was botched and had to be pulled why couldnt they send another update to replace the files pertaining to just the overlapping and use of the other tuners while omitting the other fixes until they can be fixed for real.
     
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    It should not reboot as to loose shows.

    20.4.1 was not pulled, the rollback was inadvertent. The change in the overlapping functionality was completely intentional due to some of the unintended consequences, you cannot simply remove bugs mid-stream.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    TiVo's update system is designed to prevent complete system failure in the event of a power loss during the update. The way they do this is that there are actually two partitions on the drive each containing a full version of the software. When you get an update it is installed on the opposite partition of the one you're currently using. That way if it fails they can revert to the other partition as if nothing changed. So when an update is installed it's actually replacing the software from 2 versions back not updating the current version.
     

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