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Automatic Updates re-enabled

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IanN_MZ
 
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Post Posted May 31st, 2021, 11:24 am

Automatic updates for the SeaMonkey 2.53.x branch have been re-enabled today.

For 2.53.5+ it should work without having to make any changes.

For versions prior to the 2.53.5 release, including 2.53.5b1, a user.js file needs to be created in the profile directory / folder. Help > Troubleshooting Information will give the correct location and use the Open Directory / Folder button to go there. The user.js file needs to include:
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pref("app.update.url", "https://updates.seamonkey-project.org/update/3/%PRODUCT%/%VERSION%/%BUILD_ID%/%BUILD_TARGET%/%LOCALE%/%CHANNEL%/%OS_VERSION%/%DISTRIBUTION%/%DISTRIBUTION_VERSION%/update.xml");
pref("app.update.certs.1.commonName", "updates.seamonkey-project.org");
pref("app.update.certs.1.issuerName", "CN=Let's Encrypt Authority X3,O=Let's Encrypt,C=US");
pref("app.update.certs.2.commonName", "updates.seamonkey-project.org");
pref("app.update.certs.2.issuerName", "CN=Let's Encrypt Authority X3,O=Let's Encrypt,C=US");

Restart SeaMonkey and select Check for Updates in the Help menu which should show an update as being available. After a successful update, the changes to user.js can be removed.

TPR75
 
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Post Posted May 31st, 2021, 12:41 pm

IanN_MZ wrote:Automatic updates for the SeaMonkey 2.53.x branch have been re-enabled today.

For 2.53.5+ it should work without having to make any changes.


Tested with SeaMonkey Portable 2.53.6:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/portab ... %202.53.6/
... and it works correct because successfully updated to 2.53.7.1 which is latest official version of SeaMonkey (up to this day).

Oh! I had one PC with SeaMonkey 2.53.7 and it successfully updated too. Great! Thank you. =D>

In both cases downloaded update was the same (c.a. 44 MB). Full offline installer has c.a. 42 MB. I hope that in some future updates will be improved to not download all files but needed only.

frg
 
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Post Posted May 31st, 2021, 1:36 pm

> I hope that in some future updates will be improved to not download all files but needed only.

Basically all files are updated. What is there currently are the full updates from any version. I am not sure if incremental updates are there yet or can be enabled easy. But it is at least a start.

ewong
 
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Post Posted June 2nd, 2021, 8:29 pm

Nope, incremental updates aren't there yet. The main reason is because incremental updates haven't been made in some time. That of course, is in the TODO list.

:ewong
This statement is false.

TPR75
 
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Post Posted June 30th, 2021, 12:49 am

Are we waiting with official announcement for automatic updates?
https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/seamonk ... es/2.53.8/

TPR75
 
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Post Posted June 30th, 2021, 12:32 pm

BTW Is it possible to set-up local update server for SeaMonkey? Similar to this:
https://firefox-source-docs.mozilla.org ... erver.html

-Px-

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Post Posted July 3rd, 2021, 11:24 am

Are updates to 2.53.8 enabled? On my 2.53.7.1 it is telling me that no updates are available

frg
 
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Post Posted July 4th, 2021, 2:17 pm

Theyx should but seems to be not the case. Asked ewong but have not gotten a reply yet.

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