[arm-allstar] Another IMPORTANT update

Kevin Bednar II n2kmb.r at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 13:47:52 EST 2017

Im not sure if this would ever be put back in to the build but any chances
IRLP will be intermented back in to allstar

On Sep 30, 2017 12:50 PM, Doug Crompton via arm-allstar <
arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:

> We have placed yet another update in the hamvoip repository today. Please
> use the ADMIN menu item 1 to update.
> First I would like to dispel some possible misconceptions about updating
> the hamvoip code.
> - Updating could break something. While we can't say it could never happen
> it is highly unlikely and to our knowledge has not happened to date.
> - My system is working fine so why update? This is the hardest thing to get
> across to users. We do not force updates and there is no requirement to do
> so. The BIG downside is you will not benefit from feature enhancements and
> bug fixes. We highly recommend that users update.
> - I have never updated won't it take forever? Updates are quick! Certainly
> lightning quick compared to Windows. There is a screen that warns not to
> remove power or interrupt the process. Please wait for for it to finish
> which could take up to a minute or so in some cases. It will finish, so
> wait!
> - My update got interrupted now what should I do? If you don't have a late
> July 2017 or after update There could be a stale lock file that can be
> manually deleted to correct this. Later updates corrected that problem and
> it should not happen again. If your system is not updating due to a stale
> lock file do the following at the Linux prompt -  rm -f
> /var/lib/pacman/db.lck  - then perform the update again.
> - How do I see a list of added features and bug fixes? The file
> /etc/allstar_version on your server lists all feature enhancements and bug
> fixes in the code up to your latest downloaded version. This is also listed
> (and now updated to match the current repository state) at the hamvoip.org
> web page in the download section.
> Updating like Allstar requires an Internet connection. So if you are
> operating "off grid" of the Internet you will have to temporarily gain
> access to update. It also, like Allstar, requires a properly functioning
> DNS to update.
> The latest updates should reflect the following versions when finished
> (viewed from the version screen in the ADMIN menu)
> Hamvoip Firmware Version - RPi2-3 Version 1.5rc4-4 Allstar - September 19,
> 2017 - KB4FXC, WA3DSP
> Hamvoip Allstar Version - Asterisk
> 1.4.23-pre.hamvoip-V1.5.3-16-app_rpt-0.327-09/28/2017
> Linux Kernel Version - Linux version 4.4.44-1-ARCH (builduser at leming) gcc
> version 6.3.1 20170109 (GCC) ) #1 SMP Mon Jan 23 19:01:18 MST 2017
> Features added -
> - G.729 and G.722 CODECs
>      These codecs are for experimentation and have not been offered before
> in Allstar.
> simpleusb TXCTCSS capability
>   This allows a bit on the FOB to reflect RX COS. Useful for implementing a
> PL input follows output in a repeater situation. It could also be used to
> light an LED on COS true or many other possible ideas. See the howto on the
> hamvoip web page or directly here -
> https://hamvoip.org/hamradio/arm-allstar/documents/howtos/
> txctcss_bit_enable_howto.pdf
> Distinctive courtesy tones
>  The is a really neat new feature that allows you to define courtesy tones
> based on node number. So if you were connected to a number of locations you
> could define a specific tone, CW character, or audio file that would be
> played when that node drops carrier. See the howto on the hamvoip web page
> or directly here -
> https://hamvoip.org/hamradio/arm-allstar/documents/howtos/
> distinctive_courtesy_tones_howto.pdf
> Core DNS code
>  The majority of the DNS lookup code is in this update but not quite yet
> implemented as it is still in the beta phase. The next update should fully
> implement this and there will be full information on it at that time.
> *73 Doug*
> *WA3DSP*
> *http://www.crompton.com/hamradio <http://www.crompton.com/hamradio>*
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