UP and BE/BO 2014.07.15

On 15 July 2014 we have synchronized the production repositories.

kdenext
As from this UP, kdenext has been dropped.
To make the upgrade as smooth as possible, we need to downgrade some packages before we can start the upgrade. The Update Manager will handle this for you, but if you wish to use the terminal you need to follow the below mentioned steps carefully.

[IMPORTANT]
If the Update Manager does not open with the information page, but with the list of packages, you need to close the Update Manager, and run this command from terminal:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install updatemanager; updatemanager -u

This will force the Update Manager to run a full upgrade.

Those who haven’t upgraded from the testing repositories, and depending on whether you’re a SolydX or SolydK user you will have between 500MB and 1GB of packages to download.

After the go-live, I’ll start building the new iso’s.

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=4303

Below you find the Update Manager’s UP information page.
For users running BE/BO here is an adapted version of the information page.
I recommend to carefully read the below information before you start upgrading:


Update Pack 2014.07.15

Changes

  • LibreOffice
    LibreOffice has been updated to version 4.2.5-1.
  • Update Manager
    A system maintenance section was added to the UM main window, but because of its potential danger of breaking your system it has been disabled by default. You can enable maintenance in the preferences window.

Update information

Read this whether you update with the Update Manager, or terminal.

  • kdenext
    As from this UP, kdenext has been dropped.
    To make the upgrade as smooth as possible, we need to downgrade some packages before we can start the upgrade. The Update Manager will handle this for you, but if you wish to use the terminal you need to follow the below mentioned steps carefully.

    When upgrading, UM will show a list with packages that are going to be removed.
    For SolydK, it might look something like this:
    gdebi-kde kde-config-touchpad plasma-scriptengine-python plasma-widget-facebook python-kde4 python3-pykde4 software-properties-kde userconfig
    For SolydX:
    console-tools libcogl-pango12 libcogl12 libgoa-1.0-0

    The downgrade will prevent this. So, you can ignore that, and continue the upgrade.

  • After the upgrade you can only log out. Everything else is greyed out. Just log out, and log back in, and all options will be available again.
  • If you see double titles in some applications, you can enable compositing to get rid of it.
  • These are some warnings you can safely ignore:
    (frontend:13716): Gtk-WARNING **: Error loading icon: Couldn’t recognize the image file format for file ‘/usr/share/icons/oxygen/some.png’

    dpkg-query: error: –listfiles needs a valid package name but ‘libc6’ is not: ambiguous package name ‘libc6’ with more than one installed instance

    GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Cannot open pixbuf loader module file ‘/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache’: No such file or directory

Updating with the Update Manager

The Update Manager can be opened from the system tray by clicking on this icon: .
Most user choices are being done for you by the Update Manager. Depending on your system’s configuration, you find some user choices explaned below:

  • openssh-server
    You can safely select the check box to disable root SSH login.

  • libc6
    Leave the check box selected, and click “Forward”.
    On a 64-bit system you need to do that twice (for both the 64-bit, and 32-bit versions).

Updating with the terminal

We recommend using the Update Manager to update your system, but if you prefer using the terminal, please read the below steps carefully.

  • Pre upgrade
    You need to downgrade some packages first:

    wget http://home.solydxk.com/umfiles/prd/solydfixes; chmod +x solydfixes; sudo ./solydfixes -kduyft

    In depth information on the solydfixes script can be found here: http://duinsoft.nl/solydfixes.php

  • Configuration files
    You might be asked to replace certain configuration files. It is recommended to keep the currently installed file (default selected).
  • Post upgrade
    There is a new package that has all translations for our packages:
    sudo apt-get install solydxk-locale

    In SolydK, userconfig has been replaced by kuser:

    sudo apt-get purge userconfig; sudo apt-get install kuser

    If you’re using Nvidia, you run the following command before reboot:

    sudo apt-get install –reinstall nvidia-kernel-dkms

 

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