Unknown internal error doing a POST to /api/commands/update-check by MM

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When I click on “Software Update” in the side column, I receive the following error message:

##### Houston, we’ve had a problem.
Unknown internal error doing a POST to /api/commands/update-check

The box is empty.

Linux: 4.12.4-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64![2021-10-28-Screen-Shot-5|690x431]

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@MarkMayberry Welcome to the Rockstor community.

Our last updates for the CentOS v3 variant were as follows:

  • Last Testing Channel release (3.9.1-16) - November 2017
  • Last Stable channel released (3.9.2-57) - April 2020

And we are now at 4.0.9-0 Stable Release Candidate 10 released around a month ago:

So it would be advisable to transition to the new “Built on openSUSE” variant. You can build your own installer via the following instructions repository/instructions:

And we hope to update the website soon with download instructions. But building your own installer is a particularly useful feature that may appeal.

You can import your existing pool and config if this is not a new install. See the following forum thread for some recent adventures in this area:

Hope that helps.

Dear Phillip, Thanks for the prompt and informative reply. I’ve never worked w/ kiwi-ng. As I read the instructions contained in [https://github.com/rockstor/rockstor-installer], is it correct to assume that I should be using an openSUSE distribution? Can I perform the required steps to create a USB ISO of Rockstor 4 on a M1 MacBook Pro? I also have a Ubuntu computer. The Ubuntu device is a test platform that could be reformatted w/ openSUSE. What do you recommend? Yours, Mark

@MarkMayberry Hello again.

Not necessarily.

I think this would be rather convoluted as you will required a virtual machine for the x86_64 compatibility, assuming you are building one of those profiles. Probably doable but:

That should do it. Take a look at the section in the Readme that is currently named:

“For building on any linux host with KVM support”

It uses a more recent “boxbuild” method within kiwi-ng that automates the creation of the required openSUSE box/system. This is easier, but slower, as it avoids the hassle of having to setup either a real or virtual instance of openSUSE Leap 15.2/3 within which to do the actual installer build.

Hope that helps to clear things up. I hope in-time to clarify the instructions and apologies for them not as yet being all that accessible.