UP 2013.09.06 06:00 UTC

On 11 September 2013 at 06:00 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 700MB of packages to download.

I won’t be making new iso’s this time

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=1430

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:

Update Pack 2013.09.06


These are the highlights.

  • KDE
    Santa has made KDE 4.11.1 available.
  • Kernel
    The kernel has been updated to version 3.10-2
  • Firefox
    Firefox has been updated to version 23.0.1

Issues and workarounds

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

Note for SolydK BO users: the Apache web server is updated, and therefor all SolydK BO applications. This can take a while.

  • Pre upgrade

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install solydx-info; sudo apt-get install solydx-system-adjustments


    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install solydk-info; sudo apt-get install solydk-system-adjustments

    SolydK BO:
    Apache is updated, and some SolydK BO dependencies are discontinued.
    You need to prepare your system in 3 steps:

    Step 1

    sudo apt-get update; sudo dpkg –force-remove-reinstreq -P solydk-info; sudo apt-get install solydkbo-info; sudo apt-get install solydkbo-system-adjustments; sudo apt-get install solydkbo-letodms

    Step 2

    sudo apt-get install solydkbo-zurmo; sudo apt-get install solydkbo-typo3; sudo apt-get install solydkbo-siwapp; sudo apt-get install solydkbo-orangehrm

    Step 3

    sudo service apache2 stop; sudo sed -i ‘s/^LockFile/#LockFile/’ /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

    Now you can run dist-upgrade.

  • Post upgrade
    After the dist-upgrade finishes, and you’re using Nvidia, you run the following command before reboot:
    sudo apt-get install –reinstall nvidia-kernel-dkms

    You also might need to reinstall ndiswrapper:

    sudo apt-get install –reinstall ndiswrapper-dkms
  • Missing packages
    SolydX misses some packages to support mobile broadband:
    sudo apt-get install modemmanager usb-modeswitch network-manager-pptp-gnome

2 thoughts on “UP 2013.09.06 06:00 UTC

  1. Open Synaptic.
    Search on name: linux-image
    Right click on the “linux-image-3.9-1”, and select “Mark for complete removal”.
    Do the same for: “linux-headers”

    Make sure you leave the latest linux-image-3.10-2 alone, or you’ll be left with an unbootable system!

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