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AppImage Installer first download working version

April 01, 2023 — BarryK

In the last few blog posts, mentioned a problem with downloading the latest AppImage file. A version may work, a later version may not. Therefore, the Installer now downloads a known working version.

For the first installation, that is. Later on, there can be a deliberate choice to update to the latest. If the update doesn't work, it is easy to roll back, just by renaming /usr/bin/<app>.binOLD to /usr/bin/<app>.bin

The working AppImage files are archived on, and if a download fails, there is a fallback to getting it off ibiblio.


When I get a bit of extra time, look around for more AppImages. have added Discord, LMMS and Musicblocks.

Easy 5.2.1 is probably a few days away. Got 3 or 4 things on the to-do list.    

Tags: easy