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The first thing you are doing wrong is not posting the code (ie the manager, or at least the part that is running the updater) that is not working :). Without seeing what you are doing in the code that is not working, it is very hard to diagnose. I can't tell what you are actually calling in the backticks or system(), whether it is hanging where you think it is hanging, etc.

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