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Updates Available Fix

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 06, '07 at 02:32 pm

The new versions of Mint 2.01 and Mint 1.3 should resolve the update available issue.

Clicking the “Update(s) Available” button will dismiss the button until Mint checks for updates again and redirect to the appropriate uptodate page (Mint 2).

Mint 1 has a new Preference, “Ignore available Mint 2 updates”. This means you won’t get the constant nag to update to Mint 2 if you choose not to upgrade but you will still be notified when an update for Mint 1 is available.

There are also a couple additional tweaks to improve support for SSL/https and subdomains.

Posted on Feb 06, '07 at 04:06 pm

Does that mean that you can now use Mint on http and https at the same time now (i.e for the checkout), or is it just improved support for full https sites?

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 06, '07 at 04:34 pm

What Mint does now is adjust the path to the record script to use whichever protocol the page uses.

So if your Mint is installed at http://domain.com/mint/ and tracking a visitor on https://domain.com/purchase/ the record request will go to https://domain.com/mint/?record&etc... instead of http://domain.com/mint/?record&etc... as it did before (which would have resulted in a security alert in some browsers).

Posted on Feb 06, '07 at 04:51 pm

I’ll take that as a yes then. Great news, just what I needed!

Posted on Feb 06, '07 at 05:59 pm

Hi Shaun,

Maybe I’m misunderstanding the new versions, but I’m still seeing “Updates Available” and when I click on that it does take me to andrewjaffe.net/mint/?uptodate but that page is completely blank.

Have I screwed up the upgrade?

Also, another suggestion for upgrading: Separate the peppers/shauninman/* directory into two: one for the ones which come with mint, one with add-ons. That will make it easier to upgrade!

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 06, '07 at 07:14 pm

Gah, nope, it was all me. Mint 2.02 will fix that. I must have hit the delete key between testing and zipping. The update from 2.01 to 2.02 is simple just replace your /mint/app/lib/mint.php with the new one.

Strangely both my installations say

Could not determine available updates for Mint on mysite.com

This feature requires Mint 2 or later.

I do have Mint 2 though. I’m on Dreamhost. Is this a limitation they might have set? I didn’t put my site as I try not to spam them around however I’ll post them if you need me to.

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 07, '07 at 02:28 pm

Sorry, looks like some servers insert a different number of line returns between response headers and content. Should be working now.

Thanks Shaun, even stranger is that it’s now working on 1 of the installations but not the other. I know they’re both on the same server which is why it’s stranger. I’ve deleted my cache and tried again but to no avail.

It’s the bambambambambam.com one.

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 07, '07 at 04:39 pm

When you click through to haveamint.com does your domain contain the www? haveamint.com is able to detect that your Mint is uptodate without the www but your server is doing a redirect with the www and throwing Mint off. Try using the ?moved query command and then ?uptodate. That should suss you out.

That did indeed do the trick. Thanks again Shaun.

Thanks, Shaun! A small suggestion…maybe move /styles up one directory?

I accidentally deleted mine during the upgrade process.

Not a big deal, I keep going back to the default one anyway…but it’d be nice in case I do find one I like besides Vanilla.

hmmm I’m on mint 2.02 and no longer seeing an update available link. I am right in thinking if a pepper gets an update we should see this right?

I know I’m not on the latest version of that pepper but not seeing the link.

mint.acuityimages.com and mint.photography-of-rock.com

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 08, '07 at 09:59 am

Mint only checks for updates once a week. The next update to Mint will have a “check for updates” button in the Preferences so you can easily check whenever you like.

Ah cool. I’ll keep an eye out for it.

Yeah, all working fine now. Thanks for the quick update Shaun.

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 09, '07 at 01:20 am

Shaun, I’d prefer a update check (maybe only once a week) on the main site and not some button in the preferences.

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 09, '07 at 10:38 am

Till, it will do both. Mint will still automatically check for updates once a week and you will have the option of clicking the “Check for Updates” button in the Preferences whenever it suits you.

Big Al
Posted on Feb 10, '07 at 07:17 am

Shaun, possible bug.

I’m running 2.0 at the moment. I noticed the check for updates button and clicked it this morning and it took me through to the page which listed all the peppers which needed updating, which was rather cool.

After installing all the new peppers I noticed that the update button was still there, so I clicked it and it took me through to a page which told me I was all uptodate.

But I’m not, as I’m still running 2.0.

Don’t know if it’s a bug with my install or not, but I thought I’d let you know. It’s happening on all three of my installs. One of which is on a mediatemple gridserver and the other two are on dreamhosts.

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 10, '07 at 11:34 am

Hmm, I wonder how that happened. Should be fixed now.

the widget still says “update available”, would this be a different fix?

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 17, '07 at 03:07 pm

enrique550, the widget gets its HTML from the Mint installation. If Mint is no longer display an “Update(s) Available” button then neither should Junior Mint. Try clicking on the widget and hitting Apple+R (to refresh).

Actually, after looking at your Mint installation you haven’t updated to a version of Mint that addresses this issue.

Shaun, my updates check still fails with the same reference to requiring Mint 2 that giginger had and I’m running 2.03. Could it be because my hostname has 4 parts? Here’s the URL it hits: haveamint.com/peppermill/uptodate/deare … ic.us/mint

(Also on Dreamhost FWIW)

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 19, '07 at 09:17 pm

Joost, your server is giving my server a 403 error when it tries to determine which Mint and Pepper versions you have installed. This could be the result of an overzealous mod_security.

Try adding the following to an .htaccess file in your Mint directory:

<IfModule mod_security.c>
SecFilterEngine Off
SecFilterScanPOST Off

Then try again.

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