Is it planned to make the AppImage update method work?

asked 2020-07-04 11:31:24 +0200

igorlius gravatar image

updated 2020-09-05 19:35:46 +0200


i noticed that the provided AppImage (still,standard) contains the following update information.

Parsing file: LibreOffice-still.standard-x86_64.AppImage
AppImage type: 2
Raw update information: zsync|
Update information type: Generic ZSync URL
Assembled ZSync URL:

so i tried the AppImage update mechanisem via. appimageupdatetool (src.

Sadly i got the following error output.

Checking for updates... zsync2: zsync2: 
Reading and/or parsing .zsync file failed! 
Update check failed, exiting!

The Assembled ZSync URL does not seem to be present.

Normally i would have expected fo get the following output

Checking for updates...
... done!
Update not required, exiting.

So is it planned to make the AppImage update method work?


I found hat zsync artefacts seem to be availabe at least for the daily builds.

But even those Appimages do not contain valid zsync urls The note at the bottom of the page holds the correct url which is for example:

But the corresponding AppImage zsync url points to

This seems to be an general error with the AppImage Build / Construction

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This question is not related to the AskLO site (as indicated by tag meta). It is about LO installation apparently. Please retag to replace meta by common.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-07-17 07:47:14 +0200 )edit

I updated the tags as requested

igorlius gravatar imageigorlius ( 2020-07-17 10:21:35 +0200 )edit

Thank you!

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-07-17 10:32:01 +0200 )edit

[UPDATE1 ] I tried to get in contact with who i assume is the maintainer ( src: ) But the email i send could not be delivered by the mail server. I am unsure what todo next.

[UPDATE 2] It seems he also has an account here: Is there a way to tag somebody or send them an Private Message? I have not found any documentation on how to do this yet.

igorlius gravatar imageigorlius ( 2020-07-23 15:59:11 +0200 )edit

A way to send notification to a user is to prefix his alias with an @ sign, e.g. to send me a notification you type @ajlittoz in a comment. A common form is:

@ajlittoz: you made a mistake in your comment answering my last remark; please update your comment

So, try to add a comment with your question to signor Faccioli. Caution! User name are case sensitive. Use the exact same spelling as shown in the user page (including spaces).

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-08-23 17:07:18 +0200 )edit

Thank you very much. I am still a bit new to askbot sites. I will do as you suggested.

igorlius gravatar imageigorlius ( 2020-08-23 17:22:25 +0200 )edit

Here goes.
% these do not seem to work correctly
@Antonio Faccioli
@Antonio Faccioli
@antonio faccioli

% this looks like it worked
@Antonio Faccioli

Hello Mr. Faccioli

would you be so kind to give some feedback regarding this question? A simple yes or no would suffice, but if it's a yes, knowing a rough timeframe if one exists would be even better.
Hope i am not asking to much or at an inconvenient time. Anyway, thank you in advance.

edited by ajlittoz: changed user name to the spelling in his account

@igorlius: if name doesn't turn blue, you misspelled the name

UPDATE: there seems to be an "Antonio" user. I don't know if my tweaks succeed in reaching the right Antonio Faccio

igorlius gravatar imageigorlius ( 2020-08-23 17:33:24 +0200 )edit

@igorlius: congratulation, you've got it!

For the record: full URL with scheme and host name, standard space replaced by &nbsp; in the "comment" part of the <a> link.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-08-23 18:43:08 +0200 )edit

I just hope i did not create a notification storm by all that editing and playing around. If so, i am terribly sorry.

igorlius gravatar imageigorlius ( 2020-08-23 18:51:18 +0200 )edit

Apparently, Antonio has not come back since Sept 2019. I don't think he'll ever get the notification(s).

As for "notification storm", notifications are merged question per question. So, signor Faccioli will get a single ring up but, yes, his log will show our attempts but I think these are less numerous than for Antonio.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-08-23 19:01:13 +0200 )edit