[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Question regarding the staff client manual download webpage

JonGeorg SageLibrary jongeorg.sagelibrary at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 12:28:25 EDT 2019

Thank you for the response, I appreciate it. It's nice to have the
instructions on how it's supposed to be done. We've decided to just point
to the Evergreen location for now since we're hoping to upgrade to 3.2
sooner than later, and this is more involved than I have time for at the

On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 6:11 PM Jason Stephenson <jason at sigio.com> wrote:

> On 7/30/19 7:21 PM, JonGeorg SageLibrary wrote:
> > I have what may be a silly question regarding the
> > /updates/manualupdate.html page on our local server which is housed in
> > /openils/var/updates/pub/ and references the 'VERSION'_extension.xpi
> > file in the same directory to provide download links for the staff xul
> > client. We are still running 3.1 and somehow during the upgrade process
> > from 2.11 that file did not get upgraded so all of the links are for
> > 2.11. I don't see anything in the documentation about it, so how do I
> > create the rel_3_1_11_extension.xpi file so that the staff will be
> > directed to download the correct xul client until we upgrade to 3.2?
> > -Jon
> Honestly, you don't need it.  The XUL client hasn't changed
> significantly since 2.11 and as long as the 2.11 files exist in
> /openils/var/web/xul, staff can still use the 2.11 XUL client.  There
> have been changes in the web staff client since then, that you really
> don't want people using both clients on 3.2.  We're on 3.2 at CW MARS
> and staff still use a XUL client versioned as 3.0.8 that has not been
> updated/rebuilt since then.
> If you really want to build a new XUL client, you'll need to install
> some prerequisites on your server and run some additional steps:
> First, you need to install the zip and nsis packages.
> Next, from your Evergreen source code directory issue the following
> commands:
> cd Open-ILS/xul/staff_client
> make rigrelease rebuild
> make updates-client
> Then, you want to cd to /openils/var/web/xul and ln -sf legacy/server.
> You will then likely have a legacy entry on the manualupdates.html page.
> I haven't done this since install Evergreen 3.0.8 and I've almost never
> done it with a tarball.  I've usually done it with a git checkout and I
> would specify STAFF_CLIENT_VERSION when doing make install.  I assume
> that with a tarbal, you'll get a version of legacy, though it may pull
> it from the configure.ac script.
> HtH,
> Jason
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