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dietpi-software does nothing?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:11 pm
by stephen6
Running dietpi-software does nothing, neither does selecting the DietPi-Software option in dietpi-launcher. Can you help in troubleshooting this?

I'm on the latest version of DietPi. It worked fine when I first set the system up a couple of weeks ago.

Re: dietpi-software does nothing?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:38 pm
by Joulinar
Hi,

many thanks on your report. So you enter dietpi-software into command line and nothing happen? No further command line output? It just seems to hang?

Re: dietpi-software does nothing?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 4:23 pm
by stephen6
Yes, no output and nothing happens. The terminal doesn't hang though, I can still type in commands: Image

Same when I launch dietpi-launcher then choose DietPi-Software. The terminal flashes but nothing happens.

Re: dietpi-software does nothing?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 4:44 pm
by kazgor
when this happened to me a long time ago it was because Dietpi-software had got corrupted, so i just downloaded a copy of the script
from GitHub

only i can't remember when i was advice to copy it too.

Re: dietpi-software does nothing?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:01 pm
by Joulinar
yes indeed that would be my recommendation as well. It seems the file is broken. Therefore simple get a new copy from github.

Re: dietpi-software does nothing?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:44 pm
by stephen6
Sorry, I'm new to Linux. How would I do that? Is it this file?

https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/blob ... i-software

Re: dietpi-software does nothing?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:08 pm
by Joulinar
just do

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rm /boot/dietpi/dietpi-software
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichaIng/DietPi/master/dietpi/dietpi-software -O /boot/dietpi/dietpi-software

Re: dietpi-software does nothing?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:59 pm
by stephen6
Brilliant! Thanks very much for the help.

Incidentally, I opened dietpi-software in nano before replacing the file: it was blank.

Re: dietpi-software does nothing?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:22 pm
by Joulinar
well that's a good explanation if the file was empty :)