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    Downgrade your gnome-pilot!
    Contributed by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 06 @ 10:43:03 GMT

    A bug affecting gnome-pilot caused me not using my Palm for a week, and finally have to back out to an early October backup. If you use gnome-pilot, and your Palm is still working fine, now is the time to act...

    1. Downgrade gnome-pilot, gnome-pilot-conduits and gnome-pim-conduits to the version in testing, and hold it until something newer than 0.1.62-2 is released.
    2. Delete all your backup made by the new version, and backup again. This is vital: you will hang the Palm by just restoring a backup made by the faulty version of gnome-pilot.
    3. Do the backup again with the new version.

    I hope that I'm not too rude to bypass the maintainer and send this message here.

    DanielS: The maintainer already posted to debian-devel about this, it's an upstream problem. Delete all gnome-pilot created backups from that upstream version, and wait for a new one (or downgrade). The maintainer says:

    i'm only up 'cause i finally fixed my machine tonight so i'm prepping 0.1.63

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    No don't (WAS : Downgrade your gnome-pilot!) (Score: 1)
    by hobbes on Tuesday, November 06 @ 13:54:14 GMT
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    Seen on debian-devel-announce just minutes ago :


    gnome-pilot 0.1.62 had a serious bug in the backup/file conduit code which caused the synched Palm device to crash hard, requiring a hard reset

    and therefore a loss of data on the device, under two circumstances:

    1. While installing a new file

    2. While restoring backed-up files

    This has been fixed in 0.1.63-1, now in incoming. It is recommended that all gnome-pilot users upgrade as soon as possible. Upstream also recommends that you delete all prior backups; they can be found in the backup/ directory of

    your Palm's directory, as configured in the druid. Simply removing the backup/ directory is sufficient.


    Mike Markley

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    New version in incoming (Score: 1)
    by Martijn on Tuesday, November 06 @ 16:47:26 GMT
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    The new version, 0.1.63, is in incoming at this time. Should probably make it into sid tonight.

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    Re: Downgrade your gnome-pilot! (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 06 @ 18:17:30 GMT

    Can I ask a possibly dumb question? How does one go about (reliably) downgrading an app using dselect/apt-get?

    Sorry for the static if this is listed somewhere simple...

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    I just simply disabled backup and file conduits (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 06 @ 20:04:29 GMT

    I spent the friday afternoon trying to install a file but it crashed the palm with a fatal exception.

    I haven't lost any data, although i did several tries. Simply press up while booting (after a soft reset), wait sometime, release up, let it boot (slow without loading anything), select delete and choose the corrupted app.

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