NEWS for Version 1.17 (2020-01-10)

NEWS for Version 1.17 (2020-01-10)

Postby hbuhrmester » 10.01.2020, 19:14

NEWS for Version 1.17

Release date: 2020-01-10
Intended compatibility: WSUS Offline Update 11.8.3

Bug fixes

New method for the calculation of dynamic Office updates

The existing method for the calculation of Office updates required, that the update records in the file package.xml had to be sorted in descending order by the RevisionIds.

This was changed in the WSUS offline scan file from December 2019. The result was, that lots of unrelated files were downloaded to the directories client/ofc/glb, client/ofc/deu and client/ofc/enu.

The new method does not depend on the correct sort order of the file package.xml. It is based on the example script extract-office-locations-v2.bash, which was suggested in the forum article

It is not much tested, though, because I don't have any version of Microsoft Office.

The previous version can be re-enabled again by changing line 47 of the file download-updates-tasks/60-main-updates.bash from:

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The download links for this version are:

Link for the online check at VirusTotal. Note, that the URL includes the SHA-256 hash of the archive:

The hashes for the archive sh-1.17.tgz are:
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MD5:      6ca455352f5e0a557e7257fd161f69d2
SHA-256:  604e3896b745f375322e08e32830d1d37c0dee8128f671b46f739491f8cf2e69

Further Reading

The first three posts in the original topic A complete rewrite of the Linux scripts are still being updated, to point to the latest version:

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