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Upgrade Haiku nightly build with this simple script

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If upgrade your Haiku install frequently and want the latest and the best from the Haiku SVN, then you can follow these steps to create a script that will do just that:

1. Create a simple text file and name it ”upgrade”
2. Paste the following into the text file:

#!/bin/sh
pkgman add-repo http://packages.haiku-os.org/haikuports/master/repo/x86_gcc2/current
pkgman add-repo http://download.haiku-os.org/haiku-repositories/master/x86_gcc2/current/
pkgman update -y
sync
sleep 1
shutdown -r

3. Make the text file executable from the Terminal:

chmod +x upgrade

4. Launch the script from the Terminal with ./upgrade

Optionally you can move the script to /booh/home/config into the /bin directory so you can invoke it from anywhere.

What the script does is download the latest HPKG of the operating system, together with the latest WebPositive and bootloader, install them then reboot your computer.

Contributed by Razvan T. Coloja – cypresstwist@gmail.com

Posted in Haiku

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