Hey guys, I don’t know if anyone has addressed this before, but the openfire server packages for download are pretty problematic when it comes time for updates.
As the server administrator, I get notifications as soon as an update to the Openfire platform is released. And I work almost exclusively in a terminal window all day long.
The issue is with your download page.
You’re using a download manager script rather than linking directly to the file itself.
This makes it next to impossible to simply wget the file for installation.
I have to download the update, then upload it to my server then install it.
I happen to be using debian, so I grab the deb.
It would be awesome if you could just create a simple repository and toss the updates in, that way the entire update process could be totally automated through unattended-upgrades.
But I understand that may not be something you wish to do for both debian and redhat packages you release…
An alternative that could also help this process out greatly, when the server sends me a notification that there is an update to openfire… If it could include in that message an actual direct link to the updated deb that I could just copy into a terminal and wget from, that would be amazing as well.
That download script that you’re using just causes so many problems when it comes times to update.