Release Notes for Linux Scripts, Version 1.7

Release Notes for Linux Scripts, Version 1.7

Postby hbuhrmester » 25.05.2018, 15:28

Release Notes for Version 1.7

Release date: 2018-05-25
Intended compatibility: WSUS Offline Update Version 11.3 and later

Changes in this version:

  • Bug fix: The script download-updates.bash may crash, if running in bash version 4.3, for example as of Debian 8 Jessie, and only Office updates are selected.

    While parsing the command-line parameters, the script download-updates.bash creates four lists for the needed updates, architectures, languages and included downloads.

    The list of architectures will be empty, if only Office updates are selected. This list determines the architectures of the included downloads .NET Frameworks, Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials. These downloads should match the specified Windows versions, not the Office versions.

    There is an old bug in bash up to version 4.3: Empty arrays are treated as unset, even if the array variables are declared and initialized. This bug is solved in bash 4.4, as of Debian 9 Stretch.

    bash: nounset treats empty array as unset, contrary to man. page ... bug=529627

    For the script this means, that the length of the array must be checked, before it is read. This has already been done in most places, but it had to be added to the function print_command_line_summary.

    This solves the bug reports viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8072 and
    viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8090 .

The download links for this version are: ... hashes.txt ... report.pdf ... llpage.png

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Re: Release Notes for Linux Scripts, Version 1.7

Postby windowlicker » 21.06.2018, 21:23

awesome - works fine

thank you
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