Automatic upgrade for Linux

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Automatic upgrade for Linux

Postby MagnusStockholm » Sat May 02, 2020 8:55 am

I run a few foldfromhome instances on free Linux servers provided by some cloud providers (thought they could help out with a good cause :D). I would like this to be as "hands off" as possible from my part and just run year in and year out.
Sadly there is today, as far as I have found, no way to *easily* check if there is a newer version to upgrade to or even download the latest version from a script - it seems like you need to know the link to download (wget). One can "screen scrap" the latest version I suppose but this seems "fragile" and something that can break if the layout of the web page change.

I would really appreciate if this could be fixed in a way that is likely to work for many years.
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Re: Automatic upgrade for Linux

Postby PantherX » Sat May 02, 2020 9:20 am

Welcome to the F@H Forum MagnusStockholm,

Historically, there has been a new release every few years so it isn't like the current Firefox/Chrome where there's a new version every 6 weeks. Having said that, there's an enhancement issue here: https://github.com/FoldingAtHome/fah-issues/issues/1404
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Now ↞ Very Soon ↔ Soon ↔ Soon-ish ↔ Not Soon ↠ End Of Time

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Re: Automatic upgrade for Linux

Postby MeeLee » Sat May 02, 2020 4:50 pm

You can get the new client program (or it's download location and name) here:
https://download.foldingathome.org/rele ... 4bit/v7.6/

wget it and installing goes well over SSH.
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Re: Automatic upgrade for Linux

Postby Joe_H » Sat May 02, 2020 5:03 pm

Note, that link is only to the FAHClient package and has more than one version present of 7.6. There are separate links for FAHControl and FAHViewer.
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Re: Automatic upgrade for Linux

Postby bruce » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:57 pm

PantherX wrote:Historically, there has been a new release every few years so it isn't like the current Firefox/Chrome where there's a new version every 6 weeks. Having said that, there's an enhancement issue here: https://github.com/FoldingAtHome/fah-issues/issues/1404


As a general rule, the analysis software (FAHCore_xx) autoupdates without bothering you. FAHClient does not, but for the most part older versions keep working so a notification will be helpful but you can ignore it.
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