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Date Last Updated Display

Post by KN4FYR » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:53 am

Here's one that ought to be easy to implement. Up where the version number and dashboard date are displayed, I would find it useful to have it show the date at which the Pi-Star software was updated. This is of particular use in the car, which because it's off all night, rarely gets to do the automatic update cycle. With a "Last updated" line added to the top right information, I could know at a glance when it was last done.

It would also be a way for me to learn that the update cycle didn't run correctly and needs attention.

Thanks much and 73!

Dan
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Re: Date Last Updated Display

Post by w7efs » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:40 pm

KN4FYR wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:53 am
... Up where the version number and dashboard date are displayed, I would find it useful to have it show the date at which the Pi-Star software was updated. ...
It's usually stated on the dashboard as "callsign/INFO" in the early hours as the software restarts after the daily update..

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Re: Date Last Updated Display

Post by M0GLJ » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:34 pm

The update version is on the top right hand corner of the dashboard. Please check there. The latest version at this point is Pi-Star:3.4.16 / Dashboard: 20181111

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Re: Date Last Updated Display

Post by KN4FYR » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:41 pm

Right, I got that. But since the 11th, how do we know that the update script has run correctly? A "Last run" date is just a convenient way to make sure something not broken.

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Re: Date Last Updated Display

Post by w7efs » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:49 pm

KN4FYR wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:41 pm
... But since the 11th, how do we know that the update script has run correctly? ...
"tail -n 50 /var/log/unattended-upgrades/unattended-upgrades.log" will show you the last 50 entries in the log file. Any errors will be reported there.

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Re: Date Last Updated Display

Post by MW0MWZ » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:37 pm

Probably not going to make it into Pi-Star 3.x but I will look at this for Pi-Star 4.x - I agree some obvious pointer that you need an update would be a good idea.
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