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Confusing software version reporting

Updating a server’s RAID controller firmware the other day, I got an odd dialog window.


The dialog window said that the installed version was “” and the update being installed was “”, which looks like a downgrade. However, after checking the management console it became clear that the installed version was actually “”… so my question is; why the mistake? Was this a simple typo by someone who built the installer package, or was there a bug in the detection code? Dunno, but it was a little troubling. It took a small leap of faith to allow the firmware installation to proceed.


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