[Sugar-devel] clash of user- and system-installed activities (was: Release Physics-3)

Aleksey Lim alsroot at member.fsf.org
Sat Aug 29 00:49:26 EDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 05:53:51PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 02:15:29PM +0100, Gary C Martin wrote:
> >Hi Dave,
> >
> >Do you have Physics-2 installed on the SoaS? Depending on the SoaS
> >version you have, the early ones had Activities installed in non-
> >standard places, with non user permissions, and sometimes symbolic
> >links :-( You would need to drop down into terminal, find and remove
> >that Physics.activity folder. Then the normal install process should
> >work as normal.
> >
> >FWIW: On old SoaS, my first task would be to drop into the Terminal
> >and clean this all up manually, so that all the *.activity directories
> >were migrated the expected ~/Activities, and ownership permissions of
> >them given back to the user (recursive chown on ~/Activities). In the
> >current SoaS activities are installed from their .xo bundles so this
> >is no longer an issue :-)
> Is this an issue specific to SoaS and/or Physics, or generally a
> limitation of current Sugar that older system-installed Activities
> disturb newer user-installed ones?

Thats right for <=0.84, if you have system-installed activities you
can't upgrade it from .xo but it was fixed in 0.86


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