Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#11645 closed Bug report (worksforme)

new version needs installation howto and stability notice

Reported by: Nick Levinson Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: install Cc:
Component version: 3.33.0 (new: 3.34.0) Operating system type: Linux
Operating system version: PCLinuxOS 2018


I installed FieZilla, which immediately offered me a new version. I accepted and was sent an archive. I did not find a readme or other installation guide. For example, the de-archiving program asked me what to name what I was extracting. I assume that has to be a name that will be recognized by the OS desktop environment's main menu. I don't know what that name is, although maybe someone on the Internet knows. I assume I have to configure configuration files external to FileZilla, but I don't know which files or to say what. I assume the installed directories and files have to go to certain locations, but I don't know where and it's probably not the de-archiver's default destination, which is the /downloads/ directory for my login. And I think I see "nightlybuild", perhaps as an owner's name, which suggests that I'm upgrading from a stable version to an unstable one without notice, even though the right-hand version number is "0".

Please include an installation guide. A root-level readme.txt file might be all we need.

Please tell us if the new version is stable, especially in the old version's offer of a new version.

This installation attempt was on June 20, 2018.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 6 years ago

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

The file downloaded by the update mechanism is in exactly the same format as you obtained FileZilla in the first place: By downloading and extracting a .tar.bz2 containing all the files in the expected hierarchy.

If you have installed FileZilla through other means, contact your package maintainer for assistance, as the package obviously isn't packaged correctly.

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