UP 2013.08.06 12:00 UTC

On 6 August 2013 at 12:00 UTC we will synchronize the production repositories.

From that time until I give the green light: please don’t use the repositories to upgrade your system.

Those who haven’t upgraded from the testing repositories, and depending on whether you’re a SolydX or SolydK user you will have between 200MB until 500MB of packages to download.

I will make new iso’s this time!
I expect to have finished with the iso’s within two weeks after the UP.

You might have a slow download if people upgrade at the same time. Try again at a later date or time.
Now that the main site, and forum are running on a separate server, they should be available at all time.

If you encounter any problems, post your findings here: http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1082

To prepare you for the upcoming UP, I’ve copied the Update Manager’s UP info page here, and I recommend you to carefully read it before you start upgrading tomorrow:

Update Pack 2013.08.06


These are the highlights.

  • KDE 4.10.5
    Santa has packaged KDE 4.10.5 especially for SolydK!
  • Warzone2100
    and he also packaged the RTS game Warzone2100 for us.
  • Community repository
    We’ve added a community section to our repository. Packages built by community members are uploaded here.
  • Update Manager
    In the preferences window you can now select the fastest mirror.
  • SolydXK Conky
    Conky for SolydX and SolydK. You can configure the Conky with a GUI: no configuration editing needed.
    Don’t forget to set your Gtk3 theme.

Issues and workarounds

We recommend using the Update Manager to upgrade, but if you prefer using the terminal, please read the below workarounds carefully.

  • Repository changes
    Make sure the packages.solydx.com line in /etc/apt/sources.list looks like this:
    SolydK users:
    deb http://packages.solydxk.com/ solydxk main upstream import kdenext community

    For SolydX users:

    deb http://packages.solydxk.com/ solydxk main upstream import community

    and don’t forget to run:

    sudo apt-get update
  • libreoffice-kde
    In SolydK 32-bit, LibreOffice ignores gtk2 settings.
    Run this command to fix this:
    sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde
  • Profile
    In SolydX /etc/profile and ~/.profile are not being sourced by LightDM.
    Run this command for each user:
    echo “. /etc/profile” >> ~/.xsessionrc
    echo “. ~/.profile” >> ~/.xsessionrc

    You can copy ~/.xsessionrc to /etc/skel (for new users) and /root (for root).

  • LightDM
    If you’re using the “selene” theme for LightDM, and you’re not using autologin, you will boot into a blank screen, not able to login.
    Change the LightDM theme before you reboot, or edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf: theme-name=oxygen-gtk.

3 thoughts on “UP 2013.08.06 12:00 UTC

  1. Thanks for the heads up! I plan to switch to SolydK, but in light of this I’ll wait a couple weeks for the new iso rather than do 2 UP’s.

  2. Hi
    Please correct apostrophe. Use ” ‘ ” instead of ” ‘ ”
    if you execute echo ‘. /etc/profile’ >> ~/.xsessionrc , you get

    buboo@euriel:~$ cat .xsessionrc
    ‘. /etc/profile’

    which later reported at .xsession-errors as
    /etc/X11/Xsession: 1: /home/buboo/.xsessionrc: ‘.: not found

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