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Automatic updates / Notifications?

 
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Speed2u



Joined: 25 Sep 2018
Posts: 3
Location: Sweden

PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb '19 15:08    Post subject: Automatic updates / Notifications? Reply with quote

Have been switching from a linux to a windows server a couple of years ago, and i prefer to still use Apache for my webserver, have been using the binaries from this site for a long time and it works very good, however the only thing i may miss from my linuxbox is that i didn't had to constantly check for new versions and manually do an upgrade if a new version comes out (at least if the changelog says anything about security Razz ), everything was handeled automatically by unattended-upgrades package. The same goes with php, mysql etc (even though i know this subjects may not belong here).

I used a script before to notify me as soon as there was any changes near the version history on apache-website but that wasn't to trust completely if things suddenly changed design etc, so i'm looking for a more stable way to automatically get notified as soon as a new version comes out, a bonus would be if could make the whole upgrade-process automatic but i can understand if some kind of scripting is needed for that. Any tips are welcome Very Happy

Thanks in advance!
//Speed
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Jan-E



Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 936
Location: Amsterdam, NL, EU

PostPosted: Sun 03 Feb '19 19:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch the 'releases only' on https://github.com/apache/httpd/releases
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glsmith
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Joined: 16 Oct 2007
Posts: 2192
Location: Sun Diego, USA

PostPosted: Sun 03 Feb '19 19:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only problem with github releases is those are the same as tags and I see 2.4.30, 31 & 32 there. The only one of those 3 released was .32 and we knew within 36 hours that it should not have been released so it was never announced.

http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/ is a much better guide because it only has releases. It had at the time 2.4.32 but only for a very short time.

I do similar to this not for Apache but for all the 3rd party dependencies.

https://www.apachehaus.net/misc/versioneer.png

In that curl, libxml2 & pcre versions are obtained by monitoring their FTPs others by their websites (LibreSSL, Lua, OpenSSL, Sqlite3, Zlib) and the rest are github.
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Jan-E



Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 936
Location: Amsterdam, NL, EU

PostPosted: Sun 03 Feb '19 20:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

There may be too many 'releases', but github with its new releases only watch feature is so kind to mail you. That could be a good trigger to visit Apachelounge to see if there is a new Windows build available.
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glsmith
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Joined: 16 Oct 2007
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Location: Sun Diego, USA

PostPosted: Sun 03 Feb '19 21:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

One reason Apache Haus added the announcement board in it's forum. You can use "Notify" for that board and only get announcements emailed when there is something to announce and only admins can post to it.

Edit: Use proper terminology per Jan's observation.


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Jan-E



Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 936
Location: Amsterdam, NL, EU

PostPosted: Sun 03 Feb '19 21:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which announcement board? And where is the watch button?

Edit: Aha, got it: at https://forum.apachehaus.com/index.php?board=18.0
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Jan-E



Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 936
Location: Amsterdam, NL, EU

PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb '19 20:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

glsmith wrote:
I do similar to this not for Apache but for all the 3rd party dependencies.

https://www.apachehaus.net/misc/versioneer.png

Is this a manual refresh? Github mailed me Wednesday at 8:03 CET that curl 7.64.0 had been released...
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glsmith
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Joined: 16 Oct 2007
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Location: Sun Diego, USA

PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb '19 22:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manual? I don't do manual Smile

I'm not really sure what you mean, but I took that screenshot and posted on Sunday before 7.64.0 was out. I did see the change on that gizmo and downloaded a copy of 7.64.0 on Wednesday evening 22:08 my time.

It's a script I wrote that's scheduled to check every 4 hours. It's just one part of a bigger picture I have set as my homepage in the browser.
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Steffen
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Joined: 15 Oct 2005
Posts: 2724
Location: Hilversum, NL, EU

PostPosted: Sun 17 Feb '19 18:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a few places to check new versions :

Change log www.apachelounge.com/Changelog-2.4.html

Twitter www.twitter.com/apachelounge

Download pages under news

The forum News & Hangout
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