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hummersallad
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I was just going to report a strange bug? but noticed that it is not possible to include images in a post which makes it harder to explain the issue.
It seems possible to attach a file but is that all? 


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getdunne
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@hummersallad

You can attach image files and a few other types including Zip files.

The most common cause of duplicate entries in the patch database is saving a patch with the same name as another one, but a different file name. I can help you resolve the issue once I have more details.


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hummersallad
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As far as I see I can only attach one file which will not be visible in the post itself. Why? In all other forums (where I am active) it is possible to embed images in posts. Super helpful when explaining things!

Anyway, I'll try to explain. And attach a zip consisting of two images.

In the DiscoverStation library there are two identical patches. If I click the second one first one loads and of course if I click the first one it loads. When I right-click the patches to "Reveal in Finder" I find two patches with slightly different name and date that corresponds to the identical patches seen in the Unify browser!

I also notice that there are several patches both from January and February so maybe this issue is caused by installing the latest version of the DiscoverStation library?

 


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getdunne
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I think a few people who also got the earliest versions of the DiscoverStation library also ran into this problem. The best thing to do is probably:

  1. Quit Unify if it's running.
  2. Locate the DiscoverStation folder in the Libraries subfolder of the main Unify data folder (wherever you chose to keep it), and DELETE it.
  3. Run Unify, go to Settings, and click the FULL Rebuild button to rebuild the patch database from scratch.
  4. Reinstall the latest DiscoverStation library using the latest version of the .guru file.

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getdunne
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I'm not very happy with the wpForo software (a Wordpress extension) that runs these Forums. Researching and installing something better (and somehow dealing with the existing posts) is on my list, but not at the top.


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hummersallad
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OK, thanks! I had a feeling that reinstalling the latest DiscoverStation library would fix this and it did! 😀
I downloaded the library as soon as it was released and then installed the updated version without deleting the first version.

Is uninstalling always a prerequisite when installing an updated version of a Unify library?

And yes, the forum lacks some useful features but on the other hand it is great that it exists! 


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getdunne
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Posted by: @hummersallad

Is uninstalling always a prerequisite when installing an updated version of a Unify library?

No, it's normally perfectly OK to just install a newer version on top of an older one. The DiscoverStation library turned out to be a bit of a special case, because it was such a leap into uncharted territory, we made a few mistakes along the way. With any luck, we've learned from them!


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