Updating screen-scraper in a GUI-less environment


Often times screen-scraper will be running on a server that has no graphical interface. Updating to the latest version in such an environment previously required multiple steps, but can now be done with a simple Python script.

You can download the script from our site.

Any Unix-based computer worth its salt will already have python installed. To use the updater, open a terminal and navigate to the screen-scraper install directory. Ensure that screen-scraper is not currently running (via ./server status). After that, issue this command to update to the latest version:

python ss_updater.py

If you want to force screen-scraper to upgrade to the latest unstable version, use this command:

python ss_updater.py -u