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SingleBbl Permanent Log File
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I second the proposal to make the log file permanent. A lot of "stuff" PSI does is completely hidden and/or so transient that you don't know what da "bleep" happened. For instance, when it upgraded WinSCP the only thing that I saw was a brief flash about the update. There's no place for me to go see what happened or what the changes were. (Yea, I know it's paranoia.)

Maurice Joyce RE: Permanent Log File
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PSI maintains two logs on your PC. PSIA Log & Sua Log.

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Member 11th Jan, 2011 09:21
Hi,

For a complete overview of all udates automatically installed by the PSI, go do the Dashboard and click 'xx security patches installed' next to 'Auto-updates history'.
You should get a full list of everything the PSI installed on your system.

Hope this helps!
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SingleBbl RE: Permanent Log File
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on 11th Jan, 2011 09:21, wrote:

You should get a full list of everything the PSI installed on your system.


It only shows the last one, not all of them.
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Member 13th Jan, 2011 09:21
Hi,

Did you clock on "xx security patches installed", immediately to the right of Auto-Updates history?
This list should show you all installed updates, and my test system has updates going back to september 2010 listed.

Hope this helps.
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gjjean RE: Permanent Log File
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Member 13th Jan, 2011 12:20
Last edited on 13th Jan, 2011 12:20 Hi,

Only updates there were automatically installed will show up on this screen. Those manually installed are not as such considered "Installed by the PSI", as they run outside the context of the Secunia Update Agent.

Have you experienced any automatically installed updates not being present on this list?
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gjjean RE: Permanent Log File
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Member 14th Jan, 2011 13:50
Hi,

So the PSI shows you a failture for that program, and not the second/next attempt? Was the program in question successfully updated?

If so, the PSI should have shown the relevant entry. Could I ask you to send your psialog.txt file to support@secunia.com along with a reference to this thread?
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gjjean RE: Permanent Log File
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Hi Emil
At the time of the failure, I have downloaded & installed manually the offending program and now all is OK.

Thanks for further clarifications on that matter.

The psialog.txt file that you asked me to send is about 1537 pages. Is this ok to send-it?

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Member 14th Jan, 2011 14:45
Hi,

Yea, go ahead and send it (I can grep the output).

Hopefully the log will show "what's up" with your PSIA process.
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SingleBbl RE: Permanent Log File
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on 13th Jan, 2011 12:20, wrote:

Only updates there were automatically installed will show up on this screen. Those manually installed are not as such considered "Installed by the PSI", as they run outside the context of the Secunia Update Agent.


Sorry for the delayed response ... been out of town.

I also now understand that PSI only tracks updates done automatically.

This is "half a loaf". PSI detects and "knows" about every update that happens. How else can it flash up (for a very short space of time) those little text bubbles when it finds a change? What I'm suggesting is that PSI should track EVERYTHING it knows about.
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Member 24th Jan, 2011 11:14
Hi,

Thank you for your feedback.

I will forward your suggestion to our developers for consideration.

If you have further suggestions or comments, please do not hesitate to let us know!
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