• Status Closed
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  • Task Type Patches
  • Category Rbutil
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  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by CFP - 2009-05-19
Last edited by Domonoky - 2009-06-20

FS#10221 - RBUtil doesn't install bootloader file at all

Verified with a fresh checkout of the source. When installing the bootloader (bootloaderinstallfile.cpp), the file is not copied to the target. Eg. w/ Gigabeat : the file FWIMG01.dat is renamed, but no new file is copied. And of course, the device won’t boot.
This is due to line being inverted in bootloaderinstallfile.cpp : the file is closed before being moved.
Attached a patch against 20987 to fix this bug.

Closed by  Domonoky
2009-06-20 16:34
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:   Warning: Undefined array key "typography" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 371 Warning: Undefined array key "camelcase" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 407

Should be fixed with 1.2.2, if not, please reopen.

CFP commented on 2009-05-19 17:45

Woops, added the whole file…

CFP commented on 2009-05-20 05:23

Woops, posted this in bugs while it should have gone into patches…

Are you sure this is the actual issue? From the documentation of QFile::rename() which is inherited by QTemporaryFile (

The file is closed before it is renamed.

Thus from my understanding this change won’t make a difference here. What I’d like to see improved (might give it a go later today) is better error reporting: if the rename failed the user should get displayed an error instead of the current silent failure.

The original issue has also been reported here:

CFP commented on 2009-05-20 16:41

You’re right.
Actually, it seems that everything works fine when building RBUtil from a fresh source.

This really points looks like another bug in the newest Qt release (4.5.1).
We should really make a new build with a older Qt version for windows.

Clement: which version did you build? I.e. Windows, Linux, OS X? Which version of Qt did you use for building?

I had the same issue with Olympus MR-100 when installing the Rockbox bootloader with the Windows version of Rockbox Utility. I can try the Linux version in a few days if it’s helpful. The original firmware is moved to “/system/OF.mi4” but the Rockbox bootloader is not copied to “/system/PP5020.mi4” This was with version 1.2.1 downloaded from the wiki page.

CFP commented on 2009-05-23 11:56

Dominik: Built from svn checkout, with last Qt version (downloaded from the official website) under Linux.


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