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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Apple - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: kitkat12012 on July 16, 2007, 05:01:34 PM

Title: updating the installed build
Post by: kitkat12012 on July 16, 2007, 05:01:34 PM
before i start, i just wanna say rockbox rocks  ;)


anyways, here's my question.  i installed rockbox yesterday on my 5g ipod using the latest build.

if a new build comes out, do i have to replace the whole .rockbox folder? or can i keep some of them to keep my settings? (themes, icons, fonts, etc..)


basically i wanna know what's the best way to upgrade the currently installed build without having to redo all my configuration settings.  


also, how often should i upgrade the build installed on my ipod?  


thanks
Title: Re: updating the installed build
Post by: bluebrother on July 16, 2007, 05:38:23 PM
if a new build comes out, do i have to replace the whole .rockbox folder? or can i keep some of them to keep my settings? (themes, icons, fonts, etc..)

Yes and yes. Just replace the contents of the /.rockbox folder (usually you can just extract the zip file as you did when installing Rockbox). Custom configuration files / themes etc. won't be changed by this (unless you manually remove that folder first).

This is also described in the manual btw.
Title: Re: updating the installed build
Post by: kitkat12012 on July 16, 2007, 07:30:30 PM
^ dont the new builds come with default configurations?


or does it not come with any and the conf file just gets created when i fix stuff?
Title: Re: updating the installed build
Post by: LambdaCalculus on July 16, 2007, 08:26:58 PM
Your configuration won't be overwritten when you update your daily build.

But there will be those times that certain updates to Rockbox will require you to clear your setting and revert to the default ones. These will usually be pointed out with certain updates.
Title: Re: updating the installed build
Post by: Llorean on July 17, 2007, 02:35:49 AM
Actually, required cleared settings don't happen any more, the system is much more flexible now than it was.