PirateBox release 1.1.3

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PirateBox release 1.1.3
March 19, 2017 08:34PM
Hello PirateBox-fellowers,

I am releasing a bigger hotfix release 1.1.3 today. It mostly contain enhancements for RPi, adding support for RPi Zero-W and fix some small things in general.


[New] Translation bt-pr
[New] [RPi] Helper scripts to jump to wifi client mode
[New] [RPi] Helper script to use SDCard without reboot
[New] [RPi] Image adjustments to save SDCard for to many writes
[Fix] Some shell incompatibilities
[Fix] forest.py : Cleanup used folders
[Fix] Fixed localization ID for placeholder message
[Fix] Correct/translate German localization strings
[Fix] Adjust hostapd.conf with comments & additional parameter for n-mode wifi
[Fix] Some help about setting up WPA2 mode for AP in hostapd.conf
[Fix] Reduce browser cache to a minimum, which solves issues with shoutbox and diskusage
[Fix] Trigger async disk usage refresh during page load

As usually the upgrade instructions on [piratebox.cc] apply for this release also. Remember, that all changes in /opt/piratebox and OpenWrt changes will be overwritten.
This release contains fixes for the UI. In case you did not have a custom UI, you should consider to remove the folder "content" (in Piratebox) on your USB stick.

Technically, you can also do a "quick update", but only from 1.1.x:
* Download piratebox_ws_1.1_img.tar.gz
* Power off the PirateBox
* Take the USB stick to your computer
* Place piratebox_ws_1.1_img.tar.gz inside your install folder.
* Savely remove the USB stick and put it back to your PirateBox
* Power the PirateBox online
* Login via SSH to your PirateBox
* run the following commands:
  /etc/init.d/minidlna stop
  /etc/init.d/piratebox stop
  /etc/init.d/piratebox updatePB  
  /etc/init.d/piratebox start
  /etc/init.d/minidlna start

The recommended way for RPi is currently a complete reflash, like described in the RaspberryPi tutorial.

RaspberryPi 1 A, B, Zero & Zero-w
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RaspberryPi 2 & 3
Language: PHP

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Re: PirateBox release 1.1.3
May 16, 2017 07:00AM
fixed and staged for 1.1.4

best regards Matthias
Re: PirateBox release 1.1.3
June 13, 2017 08:48AM
Wow. Thank you for still developing this unique piece of software.
B4 updating I need to save my heavily modded Box... maybe next week winking smiley

Piratensender Töngesgasse / Frankfurt

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2017 08:48AM by webdoktor.
Re: PirateBox release 1.1.3
June 15, 2017 06:10PM
Thank you smiling smiley
I already have queued several patches for 1.1.4 and started to work on a port to LEDE for supporting new devices.

best regards Matthias