NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.5

NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.5

Postby hbuhrmester » 02.08.2021, 22:03

NEWS for the Linux download scripts, version 2.5

Release date: 2021-08-02
Development branch: master
Supported version: WSUS Offline Update, Community Edition 12.6 (b16)

Internal changes

  • Implemented revised mechanism of calculating superseded updates (Thanks to "hbuhrmester" and "aker")
  • Cleaned up Microsoft Edge (Chromium) download code
  • Cleaned up Windows 10 version-specific download code


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 linux-scripts-2.5.tgz are:
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MD5      d5e96c8a49df0b106be5d62340718135
SHA-1    133e7fe2719f2b8528fc47e3a9e1fdab753bb0b8
SHA-256  b75596a79af6f361f9652c2a70de9030222237b7dc2b577ed6314612d56a2211

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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How to disable MS Edge downloads

Postby hbuhrmester » 03.08.2021, 08:56

How to disable MS Edge downloads

Currently, there is no option to disable Microsoft Edge (Chromium) downloads, but there may be two workarounds:

  1. Open the file common-tasks/30-check-needed-applications.bash and find lines 39-44:

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    # ========== Global variables =============================================


    Change the last line to:

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    This should do the trick. However, this variable wasn't meant as a global switch. It is used to detect, if all needed tools are installed: jq, base64, and one of hexdump, od or xxd. If these tools are not found, then the variable msegde_downloads is set to "disabled", and you get a warning later:

    "Warning: Microsoft Edge (Chromium) downloads are disabled because of missing commands. Please install the package jq."

  2. You could also create a new file common-tasks/31-disable-ms-edge-downloads.bash with the contents:

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    # This file will be sourced by the shell bash.
    # Filename: 31-disable-ms-edge-downloads.bash

    log_warning_message "Disabling Microsoft Edge (Chromium) downloads on demand"

    return 0

    You will still get another warning about missing commands.

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Re: NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.5

Postby aker » 03.08.2021, 16:59

Wer Rechtschreibfehler findet, darf sie behalten oder an den Meistbietenden versteigern. / Everybody finding a misspelling is allowed to keep or sell it.

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