Sparky 2024.05

Last Updated on: 7th May 2024, 09:46 am

This is an update of Sparky semi-rolling iso images of the Debian testing line, which provides autopartitioning option of the CLI Installer, package updating as usually, and new features.

Main changes:
– all packages upgraded from Debian and Sparky testing repos as of May 5, 2024
– Linux kernel 6.7.12 (6.8.9, 6.6.30-LTS, 6.1.90-LTS, 5.15.158-LTS in Sparky repos)
– Firefox 115.10.0-ESR (125.0.3 in Sparky repos)
– Thunderbird 115.10.1
– LibreOffice 24.2.0
– nala removed; apt is in use back to upgrade packages by sparky-upgrade (spu)
– Mate: galculator replaced by mate-calc
– all: added new packages: orca, noi, qt6ct

The latest version of Sparky CLI Installer provides a few changes, such as autopartitioning option and so, autosetting the target system a little faster: /sparky-cli-installer-with-autopartitioning/

The nala doesn’t upgrade packages properly as apt, so I recommend to uninstall nala on Sparky testing.

There is also issue of libgnutls-dane0 package (massive package update in testing) which has to be uninstalled before upgrading other packages.

There are 3 new package repo and ISO mirror servers available for downloading iso images and installing packages, located: US2 in NY, USA, SI1 and SI2 in Singapore, Asia. All 3 servers are provided thanks to Astian, Inc. -> /new-mirrors-in-usa-and-singapore/

The live user password: live
root password is empty.
If you have Sparky rolling installed, simply keep it up to date. No need to reinstall your OS.

Get new semi-rolling iso images from: /download/rolling/ page.

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1 thought on “Sparky 2024.05”

  1. This is a very good dist. I work with my HP Aero 13,3 and this Debian-dist is the only one (yet) who can handle my Realtek wificard. Good work, Sparky!


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