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Offline DrRob

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"tce-load -i" behaves like "tce-load -il"
« on: June 12, 2017, 06:42:24 AM »
"tce-load -i" loads a local extension, but doesn't install it (into "onboot.lst") - why's that?

To install the "wifi" extension on a Pi Zero W I have to copy the extension files into the persistent storage partition by other means (because the Pi can't connect to the network until wifi is installed - chicken, egg, chicken, ...), but because "tce-load -i" only loads the extension (doesn't install it), I then have to manually add lines to "onboot.lst" to persist it.

"tce-load -i" behaves as I would expect "tce-load -il" to behave.  Is it a bug, or have I misunderstood?

I tried loading the extension with "tce-load -i wifi", then "tce-load -wi wifi" to download and install it, but it won't let me do that because the extension is already loaded.

Thanks,
Rob.

Offline Misalf

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Re: "tce-load -i" behaves like "tce-load -il"
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 10:19:53 AM »
"tce-load -i" behaves as I would expect "tce-load -il" to behave.  Is it a bug, or have I misunderstood?
True,  tce-load  does not provide the option to only add an item to the onboot list file.
Not sure why this is, but adding an item is usually as easy as
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echo "extension-name.tcz" >> /etc/sysconfig/tcedir/onboot.lst
Or via the Apps GUI.

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I tried loading the extension with "tce-load -i wifi", then "tce-load -wi wifi" to download and install it, but it won't let me do that because the extension is already loaded.
Also true. Not sure why the  -w  and  -i  switches combined make  tce-load  not to continue loading the extension if it's downloaded already.
In scripts, I use
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tce-load -w extension-name ; tce-load -i extension-name
Download a copy and keep it handy: Core book ;)