How to: Upgrade Sparky E17 to E18

Last Updated on: 20th September 2023, 03:37 pm

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This is the recommended way to upgrade SparkyLinux Enlightenment desktop from E17 to E18:

1. Add Sparky E18 repository – edit the file ‘sources.list’ (as root):
nano /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Change SparkyLinux repository from:
deb testing main
deb testing main
deb e18 main

3. Leave Enlightenment desktop, login to an other desktop or leave graphical environment and login to a text console with keys: Alt+Control+F2 (F2-F6).

4. Remove E17 packages:
apt-get remove e17 e17-data libefreet1
apt-get autoremove

5. Install E18 packages:
apt-get update
apt-get install enlightenment terminology

If any problem, run:
apt-get install -f

6. Restart your machine:

Known bugs: the panel’s tray doesn’t work well.
Suggestion: use alternative panel (lxpanel, tint2, xfce4panel, etc.)

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