On 06 October 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 350MB 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.
If you are following our mirrors: they will follow later, and I will keep you posted on their progress.
If you encounter any problems, post your findings here: http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1701
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 2013.10.06
These are the highlights.
Santa has made KDE 4.11.2 available.
The kernel has been updated to version 3.10-3
LibreOffice has been updated to version 188.8.131.52
- Firefox and Thunderbird
Firefox and Thunderbird have been updated to version 24.0
Update with the Update Manager
The Update Manager can be opened from the system tray by clicking on the shield icon . Click the “Refresh” button to refresh the list of packages that can be updated. Click on the “Install Update” button, to update your system, and follow any additional on screen directions.
It is that easy!
Issues and workarounds
We recommend using the Update Manager to update your system, but if you prefer using the terminal, please read the below steps carefully.
Remove the depricated “community” component from the packages repository linesudo sed -i ‘s/ community//’ /etc/apt/sources.list
Downgrade ndiswrapper-dkms if you have it installed:sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-dkms=1.58-2
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