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stephen6
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dietpi-software does nothing?

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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.
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Joulinar
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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?
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
stephen6
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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.
kazgor
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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.
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yes indeed that would be my recommendation as well. It seems the file is broken. Therefore simple get a new copy from github.
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stephen6
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Sorry, I'm new to Linux. How would I do that? Is it this file?

https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/blob ... i-software
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Joulinar
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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
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
stephen6
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Brilliant! Thanks very much for the help.

Incidentally, I opened dietpi-software in nano before replacing the file: it was blank.
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well that's a good explanation if the file was empty :)
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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