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Auto-update on MAC is broken

I was very impressed that Spark automatically detected a new version. Curiously when I connected to GoogleTalk! It asked me to automatically update and I obliged.

Unfortunately, it didn’‘t just download jar’'s or something, it downloaded a new DMG (disk image) which contained a whole new Spark.app … ok thats fine… right? nope!

When I tried to drag the new Spark.app to my “Applications” folder, it failed to replace the existing one because some file was still in use… the disk image! …

I had to copy the Spark.app to somewhere else, then eject the mounted disk image, so I could copy and replace the Spark.app in “Applications” .

I suggest downloading the file to /tmp/$sparcupdatefilename-$$.dmg so that you don’'t clash like that in the future.

~tommy

Hi Tom,

In the release you just downloaded, on the MAC, your browser is invoked and redirected to the download link. At least until I put in jar updates and not full installer updates.

Cheers,

Derek

Actually, I believe the file was downloaded from within the Spark client. My default browser is FireFox which saves files to ~/Desktop (which would be fine too). If you called Safari directly, I believe it also saves files to the desktop. Did it maybe do a wget or curl? Another possibility is, maybe you use “open” on the command line, and, while “open” uses a browser for most http-ish things, maybe it detected that it was a DMG and opened it with the Disk Image Mounter. Maybe just a “cd /tmp” before “open”-ing the file? (I suppose I could go look at the code, but I would probably be lost)

~tommy

There doesn’'t appear to be a way to attach screenshots to this forum, so lemme try linking to my iDisk (this should be interesting)

So, here is the window that I think is downloading the update from within the application…

http://homepage.mac.com/tommythekid/spark/downloading-update.png

Here is the correct notification that it needs to shut down before it can update (maybe we could “mv” the file here?)

http://homepage.mac.com/tommythekid/spark/download-complete.png

After hitting “Yes” on the previous dialog, a disk image opens and, ofcourse I am supposed to copy to /Applications. When I try to do that I get a error that it already exists (expected) and would I like to replace it, I would, so I click “Replace” and this error comes up:

http://homepage.mac.com/tommythekid/spark/error-on-copy-to-applications.png

… because the DMG file is within the Spark.app “folder” (application)

Tommy

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