NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.7

NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.7

Postby hbuhrmester » 13.01.2022, 20:28

NEWS for the Linux download scripts, version 2.7

Release date: 2022-01-13
Development branch: master
Supported version: WSUS Offline Update, Community Edition 12.6.1 hotfix1

Bug fixes

  • Better handling of filenames with spaces, thanks to mani

    The URLs in the file ../static/StaticDownloadLinks-win-glb.txt used to be percent-encoded, e.g. spaces in the filename were replaced with %20. This was changed in Community Edition 12.6.1, and now spaces are used literally.

    The necessary changes for the Linux scripts are already included in Community Edition 12.6.1 hotfix1.

Internal changes

  • The files StaticUpdateIds-BuildUpgrades.txt and StaticUpdateIds-BuildUpgradesForced.txt are used for the calculation of superseded updates
  • The files OptionList.txt and OptionList-wildcard.txt are updated from GitLab
  • Obsolete files from restructuring of C++ and .NET 5 updates are removed
  • Last traces of Silverlight are removed
  • Cosmetics


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-2.7.tgz are:
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MD5      72dfc9a9a00c5661206ecd5262b44735
SHA-1    243ea9d669f5f2dc8f8e7e73858dbc165e0a63bc
SHA-256  8064ccf7fe31b23fef93eefaf7bc337e58bec6bc50ec16e2f56c090c3a8591f6

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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Fix possible permission error with lost+found directory

Postby hbuhrmester » 14.01.2022, 09:38

The Linux download scripts 2.7 should also fix a possible permission error with the "lost+found" directory, which was reported in the Bugtracker at GitLab:

I don't exactly know, why the lost+found directory should appear within the wsusoffline installation directory, but maybe it is a clever way, to synchronize the wsusoffline/client directory with an external drive:

Usually, the Windows script CopyToTarget.cmd or the Linux script copy-to-target.bash can be used to synchronize the wsusoffline/client directory with an external drive.

But in Linux, the external drive could also be mounted directly into the wsusoffline or the wsusoffline/client directory. Then the updates are written directly to the external drive.

If there is a lost+found directory on that drive, then this directory would appear within the wsusoffline directory. Then it may cause a permission error, if the wsusoffline directory is searched with the command find.

This should now be prevented by replacing the find command with a list of known dummy files, which are cleaned up by the shell itself.

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Re: NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.7

Postby aker » 15.01.2022, 12:01

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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