There is an update of SparkyLinux stable line 4.6.1-STB “Tyche”.
This is Sparky edition based on Debian stable 9 “Stretch”.
New live/install media features fixes of 3 issues found in the 4.6 release:
1. system installed via Calamares sets wrong chmod 777 of the root directory “/”, (should be 755); it is NOT Calamares related issue, but happens using Calamares. The issue has been reported by lesio – thank’s a lot.
2. Wrong UUID Resume number, copied from the base system – it sets wrong configuration to GRUB bootloader
3. Calamares 3.1 features weak salt. In cryptography, a salt is random data that is used as an additional input to a one-way function that “hashes” a password or passphrase. Systems installed by Calamares up to and including Calamares 3.1 have a weaker password salt than they should. This weakness is important if an attacker has a way to obtain the password hash. The new 4.6.1 iso images are shipped with Calamares 3.1.1.
NO re-installation is required.
If you have Sparky 4.6 installed on your hard drive, you can manually fix the issues.
1. Wrong chmod can be fixed by the command:
sudo chmod 755 /
2. Wrong UUID Resume number.
Check your swap UUID:
sudo lsblk -f | grep swap
Check resume UUID:
If they are different, change (by a text editor, as root) resume UUID to the first one, has gotten by ‘lsblk’ command, and then update ram disk and grub:
sudo update-initramfs -u -t -k all
3. Weak password salt can be fixed by creating new password, via the command:
If you have separated root password, change it in the same way:
New iso image can be download from the download/stable page.