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Title: Clip Zip -- no-go with dev build (as of 11/23/15)
Post by: fredex on November 23, 2015, 01:52:46 PM
On my Sansa Clip Zip: Downloaded and manually installed (i.e., copied the .rockbox/rockbox.sansa into the .rockbox folder on the player), rebooted, and found that nothing plays. When attempting to play, it quickly displays the name of each file from the playlist then goes on to the next, without ever playing anything. Tried with several playlists.

Copying the original (from 3.13) back into place, reboot, then it works fine.

Is the build broken? or can I not manually update in that way? (I know it used to work that way, maybe it's changed?)

thanks in advance!

Fred
Title: Re: Clip Zip -- no-go with dev build (as of 11/23/15)
Post by: bluebrother on November 23, 2015, 02:19:19 PM
You're doing it wrong :) You need to copy the whole contents of the zip file, not only the main binary -- if you do that codecs (and plugins) won't work anymore. Which is exactly the behaviour you describe.

I really recommend using Rockbox Utility for updating.
Title: Re: Clip Zip -- no-go with dev build (as of 11/23/15)
Post by: fredex on November 23, 2015, 03:33:50 PM
I woulda sworn I'd done it that way in the past, but, hey, I've been wrong before.

Thanks for the slap on the head, I'll go do it the way you suggest.

Fred
Title: Re: Clip Zip -- no-go with dev build (as of 11/23/15)
Post by: [Saint] on November 23, 2015, 06:46:04 PM
I woulda sworn I'd done it that way in the past, but, hey, I've been wrong before.

It is indeed possible that you have managed to achieve this before without the unit throwing an absolute fit about it. Fairly unlikely, but possible.

But, anyway, yeah. Now you know for future reference, the intended flow is replacing the files in /.rockbox with those of the shipped update .zip file, in their entirety.

The best, or certainly the easiest, way of achieving this is to simply open the update .zip with your archive manager of preference and then select extract with the root of the DAP as the endpoint. Some archive managers will offer a right click context menu shortcut for 'Extract to ...' which would also allow you to select the root of the DAP as the endpoint.
When prompted as to whether or not you wish to overwrite the existing files on the volume select 'yes to all', and then 'done', and eject the volume from the host.

Rockbox should now detect that it has been updated and prompt you to reboot the device, at which point the update will be complete.


[Saint]