MLS glitch and network problems

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MLS glitch and network problems

Postby aclawson » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:31 am

MLS is now nagging to perform the "urgent task" of downloading and installing the new version of MLS, but the automated update process has already completed.

From our meetinghouse computer there is no access to any but the public lds.org sites, the release notes page, the forums and the MLS download page all time out and never load. Accessing these pages from anywhere that isn't on the meetinghouse network (cell phone across cell network for example) encounters no problems.

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Re: MLS glitch and network problems

Postby rscroggin » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:39 pm

I'm having the same problem with the "urgent task" message about running the MLS 3.8.5 installer even though MLS has already been updated to 3.8.5. As far as I can tell that is happening on all of the computers in our stake. I went ahead and downloaded MLS 3.8.5 from the MLS download page, installed it manually, and the urgent task message went away.

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Re: MLS glitch and network problems

Postby aclawson » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:57 pm

I wish I could have downloaded the update, but I suppose I'll just have to wait.

Interesting that I was only blocked from the website on this side of the firewall.

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Re: MLS glitch and network problems

Postby scgallafent » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:49 am

It's nice to see that people are at least noticing the message. :)

We updated the Java Runtime Environment version with MLS 3.8.5. The MLS patch system can update MLS to 3.8.5, but it can't update the JRE since the patch system is running inside the JRE. Downloading the installer and updating MLS will update the JRE to the latest version used by MLS.

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Re: MLS glitch and network problems

Postby Biggles » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:54 am

scgallafent wrote:It's nice to see that people are at least noticing the message. :)

We updated the Java Runtime Environment version with MLS 3.8.5. The MLS patch system can update MLS to 3.8.5, but it can't update the JRE since the patch system is running inside the JRE. Downloading the installer and updating MLS will update the JRE to the latest version used by MLS.

Thank you for the explanation. Decided not to risk downloading the installer, on Sunday, for obvious reasons. Will do it this evening.

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Re: MLS glitch and network problems

Postby lajackson » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:31 am

scgallafent wrote:It's nice to see that people are at least noticing the message. :)

Downloading the installer and updating MLS will update the JRE to the latest version used by MLS.

So do we all need to reinstall with the installer so that the JRE will update? I didn't get that from the message, but I see now that may have been the intended message.

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Re: MLS glitch and network problems

Postby drepouille » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:51 am

I also ignored the direction to download the MLS 3.8.5 installer, since it appeared to me that RTPatch successfully updated everything. If I reinstall MLS, will that force me to do a security reset, and download my finance and membership data again?
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Re: MLS glitch and network problems

Postby Biggles » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:09 pm

drepouille wrote:I also ignored the direction to download the MLS 3.8.5 installer, since it appeared to me that RTPatch successfully updated everything. If I reinstall MLS, will that force me to do a security reset, and download my finance and membership data again?

No it won't cause any kind of reset. I've just this minute done the download and install without problems. Just do the install over the existing installation.
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Re: MLS glitch and network problems

Postby scgallafent » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:10 pm

lajackson wrote:So do we all need to reinstall with the installer so that the JRE will update? I didn't get that from the message, but I see now that may have been the intended message.

Yes, everyone should download and run the installer to get on the latest JRE.


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