Upgrading Client

TD8205

New Member
Just noticed that the current installation script is now version 4.2.70. At the moment I have version 4.1.1 installed.

What is the proper way to upgrade? Simply run the new installation script or is there an alternative method? (it would be nice not to have to set everything up again, sharecode, etc)
 

Lee Armstrong

Administrator
Staff member
If this is a Raspberry Pi, just download the .deb file. Run the install as if it were a fresh install and it will maintain the settings.

Not sure what script you are using but worth checking that does not erase the config as that will then require a new share code
 

TD8205

New Member
Yes, Raspberry Pi.
I ran wget http://client.planefinder.net/pfclient_4.2.70_armhf.deb
Then sudo dpkg -i pfclient_4.2.70_armhf.deb
Then went to my local IP:30053, settings, enabled config mode, left sharecode the same, hit "assign sharecode", and "complete config"

Everything seems to be running normally, except when I go to my stats page private tab, it still indentifies my client verion as 4.1.1. Any idea why?
 

Lee Armstrong

Administrator
Staff member
Yes, Raspberry Pi.
I ran wget http://client.planefinder.net/pfclient_4.2.70_armhf.deb
Then sudo dpkg -i pfclient_4.2.70_armhf.deb
Then went to my local IP:30053, settings, enabled config mode, left sharecode the same, hit "assign sharecode", and "complete config"

Everything seems to be running normally, except when I go to my stats page private tab, it still indentifies my client verion as 4.1.1. Any idea why?
It hasn’t upgraded then but it looks like you followed the right steps although did not need to do the config mode part.

have you also got the client installed on your PC as well perhaps?
 

TD8205

New Member
Perhaps there is an issue with my feed being associated with my account. Since installing the new client version, total aircraft and total positions on my stats page have not increased, despite many aircraft being tracked by my receiver.

I do not have the client installed on my PC as my antenna is connected to the Pi only. Any help you can offer is appreciated.

EDIT: the log at my local IP seems normal with many entries like this "2021-01-20 17:58:27.561741 [-] Successfully sent 94 aircraft updates across 10 packets (10.00KB)"

EDIT TWO: as I was typing all that, everything seems to have fixed itself. Stats like total positions are now being reported properly and the client version is also now current.
 
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