New Nextcloud maintenance releases out with improved updater and over 40 fixes

As I wrote…somebody was telling that 9.x would be the last version that has issues with the updater. Nothing than bullshit.

@shad well technically it was, the updater took one more patch release so what :stuck_out_tongue:

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So what? Are you kidding me?

Is this a fun project or what? You should think about the fact that some people might trust in your word. So did I. And another time I just got disappointet. I lost all my data while upgrading to 10.0 and right now you are asking “so what?”

Nextcloud startet with pissing on owncloud like oh look at us…everything gets better and updates are easier. Nothing about that is true right now.

And when I read such an ignorant post I think nobody should trust in anything told here anymore. You guys should think only one second about integrity.

@shad I’d like to remind you of our Code of Conduct. While you’re totally allowed to express your concern or disappointment statements such as “nothing than bullshit” are not tolerated on this platform.

Thanks a lot.


Edit: The user @shad has been banned from this platform due to sending several massively derogatory private messages sent in response to this post.
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Please file a detailed issue about that in the bug tracker at https://github.com/nextcloud/server.

As you can see at Test our new work-in-progress upgrader script there has been work on-going since June to improve the updater situation. And this release is the first one to include the new updater improvements. Stuff doesn’t magically fix itself but needs work and testing.

I don’t understand why some people are angry that free software doesn’t work the way they expect, especially when they don’t read the documentation or even take the time to do a proper backup. I’ve never had these problems with ownCloud or Nextcloud, but even so I still do backups before upgrading because there’s no reason not to, trust aside.
Thanks for your continued work on Nextcloud, it just keeps getting better and better! I don’t love server administration, but this is one project that holds my interest.

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Moreover, while this might not be representative for all installations, I had very good upgrade experiences on my test systems from 9.something in several steps to the current system using the manual way.
My tests with the updater have been successful SOME times. When they have not been successful, there has been one clear and reproducible reason:
Manual installations can bring the OLD updater into the system. It looks quite similar to the new one but it is broken. This is documented in this forum, so no reason to blame anybody.
There is always a rescue:
Go back using restore and install manually.
Done that several times now and never lost a byte. Only some sleep :wink:
NC Team: THANK YOU FOR THIS IMPROVED QUALITY. Thumb up.

Hi Lukas,

Thank you for your answer.

What I did:
wget https://download.nextcloud.com/server/releases/nextcloud-10.0.1.tar.bz2
tar -xjf nextcloud-10.0.1.tar.bz2
sudo -u www-data php occ maintenance:mode --on
/etc/init.d apache2 stop
./update_perm.sh
mv /var/www/nextcloud/ /var/www/nextcloud-30092016
mv nextcloud /var/www/
cp /var/www/nextcloud-30092016/config/config.php /var/www/nextcloud/config/
sudo -u www-data php occ upgrade
sudo -u www-data php occ maintenance:mode --off
cp -R /var/www/nextcloud-30092016/apps/* /var/www/nextcloud/apps/
./fix_perm.sh
/etc/init.d apache2 start

I’ve performed the copy of my apps files after the upgrade (only files that doesn’t exists), that’s why I think some files are there and shouldn’t be :s

Thanks again guys for your great work :+1:

Ok, so we just merged and deployed the old app store API which is used in Nextcloud 9 and 10. You can switch to the new app store by adding this to your config/config.php

'appstoreurl' => 'https://apps.nextcloud.com/api/v0',

The only app that should be visible for now is the News app because we need additional data (ocsid) from the currently uploaded apps. Apps that already feature the value in their info.xml simply need to re-upload their latest release, all the remaining apps need to add the ocsid tag to their info.xml.

For more information see http://nextcloudappstore.readthedocs.io/en/latest/developer.html#info-xml and http://nextcloudappstore.readthedocs.io/en/latest/restapi.html#legacy-api

PS: this is all very fresh so please consider it experimental :wink:

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Hi Julien_B,
when I have nextcloud here: /var/www/nextcloud
then I suppose I start with “wget https://download.nextcloud…” from here: /var/www?
cheers
Steffen