[maemo-users] WiFi borked after update

From: Dmitry S. Makovey dimon at makovey.net
Date: Sat Oct 4 05:29:00 EEST 2008
Marius Vollmer wrote:
>> from what I've seen it was downloading packages one-by-one installing as
>> it goes. :(
> No, that's impossible...  The code just doesn't do it this way.  Once
> the "Installing OS2008 Feature Upgrade" progress bar is shown, the
> network should no longer be needed.
I distinctly remember seeing osso* packages in the listing and I caught 
a glimpse of screen when it was downloading separate packages. It never 
got to Feature Upgrade. I got to that much later, when I fixed my 
networking. Come to think of it I'm pretty sure I've got "Operating 
System Upgrade" and not "Feature Upgrade", but I can't be sure now.
>>> So I would say that your upgrade got interrupted by something else than
>>> the network going down.  Any idea what that might have been?
>> Nothing was happening at the time. Sequence was fairly simple:
>> 1. turn on the updates (via app manager)
>> 2. walk away
>> 3. let N800 download/install packages
>> 4. come back later
> In what state did you find the N800?  Was the Application manager still
> open, or did you see the home screen?
Application manager was "running" stating that it can't download one of 
the packages (sorry by now I can't remember which). To which I figured 
I'll just fire up connection again (mine is configured to "ask" before 
establishing connection or I fire it up manually whenever I need it) and 
all I saw was spinner stating that it's "searching" for network and 
never finding one.
> I assume the AM was still open, since otherwise there should have been a
> note saying "Update successfully installed".
> If the AM stops the update without rebooting and without giving any
> error message, then that's a bug int the AM.
could be, but I never seen that before (I guess because it's the first 
upgrade of this kind).
>> 5. reboot N800
>> 6. live happy.
>> items 3 and 6 were the ones with the problem: #3 broke several times
>> complaining about version mismatches (to which I replied: "ok")
> Hmm, a dependency error is not something that you can override.  Any
> chance that you remember more details about this?
I didn't override much - it just complained that package "X" can't be 
installed because of missing dependency and offered choices (as I 
remember it now) of skipping that one or aborting. Since I was already 
(as I thought at the time) half way through and I was pretty sure that 
aborting will not roll back transactions and I'll be left with some 
applications in inconsistent state (required libraries bumped version 
but not application for example) I figured I'd skip a package or two 
which will automatically discard updates for all apps depending on that 
package. In the end I skipped several packages before AM was able to 
continue, at which point I "left it alone" and when I came back it was 
sitting there without network connection and with broken connection manager.

I know how frustrating it is to have very little details to resolve 
issues, but I was in a hurry, and I needed my N800 in somewhat working 
condition no matter what, so I just took as many "shortcuts" as I could 
at the time just to "get going". Now that I've learned my lesson I won't 
be agreeing to any updates if I don't have an hour or so to spend so I 
can do thing more diligently (including bug reports). (by the way - 
there was no sarcasm in above, in case you were wondering ;) ).

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