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!
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:
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
In SolydK 32-bit, LibreOffice ignores gtk2 settings.
Run this command to fix this:
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde
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).
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.