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Invalid extension update
« on: September 29, 2017, 00:24:44 am »
Invalid extension update error when I attempt to update VirtueMart components etc. via the Joomla! update manager.  I am having this issue on  2 installs that I'm running for customers.

VirtueMart Admin module   Administrator   Module   3.0.18   3.2.1   N/A   Update
VirtueMart Cart module   Site   Module   3.0.18   3.2.1   N/A   Update
Search - VirtueMart  Site   Plugin   3.0.18   3.2.1   search   Update
VirtueMart Category module  Site   Module   3.0.18   3.2.1   N/A   Update

 Not really sure what to make of this. The site itself appears to be working perfectly.  Is this a bug or just my misunderstanding of the update process?

Joomla 3.8.0
Virtumart 3.2.4
php 5.6


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Re: Invalid extension update
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 10:31:03 am »
It's an issue with the way Joomla's auto-updater works. Those modules/plugin are updated by installing the current VM aio component.

If you wish you can turn off the update notice in Joomla's Extensions/Mand/Update Sites list.

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