Bug 3311 - "Updates available" dialog reports that Mono 2.10.8 is available when running under Mono
Summary: "Updates available" dialog reports that Mono 2.10.8 is available when running...
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Updater ()
Version: 2.8.6
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-09 08:17 UTC by Marco Cunha
Modified: 2012-04-12 17:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Version Info from "About MonoDevelop" (16.45 KB, text/plain)
2012-02-09 08:17 UTC, Marco Cunha

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Description Marco Cunha 2012-02-09 08:17:11 UTC
Created attachment 1330 [details]
Version Info from "About MonoDevelop"

Description of Problem:
On startup MonoDevelop announces updates are available for Mono, despite being on a newer version of Mono than the update it would install.

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Install Mono 2.10.8 [from DMG]
2. Install MonoDevelop [from DMG]
3. Install Mono [from DMG]
4. Start MonoDevelop 
5. Wait for Updates Available to popup or run manual update check

Actual Results:
Updates Available dialog shows up listing Mono 2.10.8 as an avaialble update.

Expected Results:
No Updates listed.

How often does this happen? 
On every startup, and on demand when update check is run.

Additional Information:
Version Info included as attachment.
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-02-09 13:30:45 UTC
This is by design, the updater tries to update you to the packages of the current update channel, even if you have "newer" versions. This is so that you can switch to a more stable channel, and it will downgrade the packages appropriately. It also ensures that you have a set of packages that work together.
Comment 2 Marco Cunha 2012-02-09 17:30:07 UTC
Michael, thanks for clarifying that for me. I thought since I had the Beta channel selected for the updated I thought it would accept the update as the latest beta at the time. Since 2.0.9 has been released in the meantime it's a moot point anyway now.

Kind regards,
Comment 3 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-02-09 17:54:16 UTC
Hm, if the active channel *was* the beta channel and it was trying to downgrade you to 2.10.8 from, then that would have been a bug. That said, there was a bug in Mono that meant MacOS thought it was the same version as 2.10.8, so upgrades would silently become no-ops. It might have been a side effect of that. As you say, it's moot now that 2.10.9 is is the beta channel.
Comment 4 Andres G. Aragoneses 2012-04-12 16:19:29 UTC
FYI, I have a similar problem with recently installed MonoDevelop in a Snow Leopard in which I installed Mono 2.11: it tells me it found an update of mono 2.10 (older).

If it's by design (because of the update-channel that is selected) fair enough, but I would recommend a rewording of what is announced by the update-channel (like mentioning the name of the update-channel, and mentioning that the update is to a "stabler" version than the current one, as opposed to "newer").