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UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING] [DONE]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 27 Mar 2014 09:00

Gentlemen,

The repositories are updated, and can be tested.

Sources
Make sure your /etc/apt/sources.list looks like this.

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deb http://packages.solydxk.com/testing/ solydxk main upstream import kdenext
deb http://debian.solydxk.com/testing testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/multimedia testing main non-free
deb http://debian.solydxk.com/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://community.solydxk.com/testing/ solydxk main
Testing
I recommend to use the 201401 ISO for testing. Please, use the attached file to report any issues:
SolydXK UP-ISO test cases.ods
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Update Information
The information shown by the "Information" button in the Update Manager, is updated every time there is an issue and workaround (If you don't see the title "Update Pack 2014.04.15", you need to refresh the below frame):

[up-info=tst][/up-info]


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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 03 Apr 2014 20:20

Finally, the repositories are ready for testing.
Please, read the OP (including the info page) carefully.


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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby MAYBL8 » 03 Apr 2014 21:13

948 updates here.
Going to take a while just to get them and I have 2 computers to test.


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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby ScottQuier » 03 Apr 2014 21:20

I've been sick for the last 12 days - I'm hoping I'll be stable enough to begin the fun on Saturday. Here's hoping! ;)
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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby kobros » 03 Apr 2014 21:57

[Solydk64] 950 MB download, resulting in 462 MB extra space. 1014 packages upgraded, 108 new packages installed.

UM 2.00 failed, froze (after reading 98% of the package list) and had to be terminated. See added screenshot.
Started Synaptic and completed the UP-process :
Downloading 23 minutes, Preparing/Unpacking 27 minutes, Setting up packages 13 minutes (on a wireless laptop).
Various (innocent?) error messages onscreen about screen buffers, about 25 times; about 5 times "installation possibly broken...". The latter I doubt very much....
UP-2014-04-03-UM2.00-screenshot.png
UM 2.0.0 freezing
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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby zerozero » 03 Apr 2014 22:26

Kobros

we have a spreadsheet in the OP to standardize the upgrade testing and collect (what we consider) the relevant information.
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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby kobros » 03 Apr 2014 22:35

OK - I just downloaded the spreadsheet. First tab provides the UM-method and terminal method of installing.
However, UM failed (again) and I continued with Synaptic (although I used the terminal the previous UP's (dec/jan).
I don't think I can use this template now... Count me out from UP-testing this time.
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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby stelios » 03 Apr 2014 23:27

I think there is a small problem with the spreadsheet. If i understand correctly, Column C is for succeeded cases, D Warnings and E Failed, but it uses column D to create the sum of succeeded cases, instead of C.

Since i had a serious problem with upgrading GRUB, i think i should mention it here before the full report. Followed instructions and i got a message that GRUB was installed successfully. Fortunately, i always run update-grub in these cases. I got a message that it could not do that, because there were no configuration files. ( there were).

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GRUB >= 2.00 has been unpacked but not yet configured.
grub-mkconfig will not work until the upgrade is complete.
After searching around, i discovered that others faced the same problem when upgrading to GRUB 2 (although many apparently didn't) and solved it by purging all packages with "grub" in their name and reinstalling them. After that, everything worked fine.

So, no matter what message you get during the upgrade, run update-grub to make sure everything is alright before you reboot. Or you may get a nasty surprise.

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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby patzy » 04 Apr 2014 03:28

I first tried using the UM which didn't seem to work.

I then went on to the terminal and everything seemed to go well. At the end I went to use firefox and it had completely disappeared, except for the user .mozilla directory.

I do have a download of the latest FF28, so should I install that, or is there a way to get the old one back? :?:

PS: I probably stuffed up somewhere along the line.... :oops:

EDIT: I clicked the informarion box and help boxes in the UM and it looks like the new one is not installed. I've got version 1.5.2.

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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby m00se » 04 Apr 2014 04:10

I was hoping to get a little clarification on this:

"Configuration files
You might be asked to replace '/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf'. It is recommended to keep this file."

Are you recommending to accept this new file that is being recommended or to not replace the original file?

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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 04 Apr 2014 05:46

Gentlemen,
The testing sheet has been updated.
Only when filled out, we can try to replicate the issue, and try to solve that issue.

I'll start testing SolydK64.
Added to the OP.


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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby ane champenois » 04 Apr 2014 07:53

Just a little thing important to add in the update information text: On a twicked UM machine, I've tested the UM 2.0.0 installation. Everything's ok for me but the twicking part (for me a gvfs-* specification in the blacklisted packages) is, after the update, away.
IMO it's very important to say that in case of blacklisted packages, the user has to copy the list of them and reintroduce them just after UM 2.0.0 install and before running the April 2014 UP.

I'll further test a SolydX64 (UM update) during the week-end and give you results here.
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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 04 Apr 2014 14:24

@ane
Thanks, I've updated the info page.

I finished the SolydK64 testing, and added the sheet to the OP.
I also slightly updated the testing sheet.


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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby smitty1 » 04 Apr 2014 16:18

I have upgraded a fresh SolydK 64 install from the 201401 iso. Everything appears to be working except:
I can NOT add any additional add-ons to either Firefox or Thunderbird. I have tried several and they both fail with the message "firefox could not the files"

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I had checked the permissions and they were rwxr-xr-x which I thought was correct, but apparently not. When did

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sudo chmod -R 777 .mozilla
I was able to install add ons.
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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 04 Apr 2014 17:05

@smitty
I've updated the pre-script (and the downloadable script for terminal update).
I haven't tested it yet in an upgrade yet, but it should solve that issue.


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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby drc » 04 Apr 2014 17:18

Schoelje wrote:@smitty
I've updated the pre-script (and the downloadable script for terminal update).
I haven't tested it yet in an upgrade yet, but it should solve that issue.
Does this mean that the ~/.mozilla now is 777 by default?

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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 04 Apr 2014 17:34

drc wrote:Does this mean that the ~/.mozilla now is 777 by default?
No, it's about the extensions directory which was owned by root. It just needed a chown.
Like I said, I haven't tested it yet. Been testing half the day, and want to quit now.

If you need more detail, check out the script mentioned in the info page: http://packages.solydxk.nl/umfiles/dl/2 ... P201404.sh


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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby ScottQuier » 04 Apr 2014 20:19

@Schoelje - Updated the OP with my test results for SolydX64
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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby zerozero » 05 Apr 2014 02:28

patzy wrote:I first tried using the UM which didn't seem to work.

I then went on to the terminal and everything seemed to go well. At the end I went to use firefox and it had completely disappeared, except for the user .mozilla directory.

I do have a download of the latest FF28, so should I install that, or is there a way to get the old one back? :?:

PS: I probably stuffed up somewhere along the line.... :oops:

EDIT: I clicked the informarion box and help boxes in the UM and it looks like the new one is not installed. I've got version 1.5.2.
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i would try

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sudo apt-get install updatemanager
then start the UM from the terminal

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updatemanager
[this will eventually sort the problems out; remember to save the outputs and post them back]
m00se wrote:I was hoping to get a little clarification on this:

"Configuration files
You might be asked to replace '/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf'. It is recommended to keep this file."

Are you recommending to accept this new file that is being recommended or to not replace the original file?

Thanks
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Re: UP - 01/04/2014 [TESTING]

Postby zerozero » 05 Apr 2014 04:04

Op updated with my testing of SolydK-64bit (VB installation).

only a couple questions:
- i saw the same behaviour Schoelje already identified: after the upgrade, the first reboot bounces back to the desktop and only after the second it really restarts;
- had the expected user imput for libc6 but not for grub;
- TB not tested but FF is working (and can't replicate smitty's issue)
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