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Sparky 2021.09

Sparky 2021.09 of the (semi-)rolling line is out; it is based on Debian testing “Bookworm”.

Changes:
– repositories set to Debian “Bookworm” and Sparky “Orion Belt”
– all packages updated as of September 17, 2021
– new backgrounds: desktop, login manager, plymouth & boot screen, etc.
– Linux kernel 5.10.46 (5.14.6 & 5.15-rc1 in Sparky unstable repos)
– GCC 10 still as default, but GCC 11 is also installed
– no more Sparky Advanced Installed GUI; the Advanced installer works in text mode only now; the first window lets you choose the standard version of the installer or DEV version with disk encryption and LVM support;
– ‘sparky-upgrade’ text based tool is also preinstalled in CLI iso
– packages removed from iso: mc, gparted
– new package installed: lfm
– Calamares 3.2.43

No system reinstallation is required, if you installed Sparky using 2019.x, 2020.x, 2021.x or 6.0 iso image. If you would like to keep Sparky rolling, change Debian repos to ‘bookworm’ and Sparky repos to ‘orion’: https://sparkylinux.org/new-testing-line-of-sparky-7/
and make full system upgrade:
sparky-upgrade

Sparky 7 Xfce

New iso images of Sparky semi-rolling can be downloaded from the download/rolling page

Many thanks to all community members for supporting and helping Sparky project.

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim: https://linuxiarze.pl/sparky-2021-09/

Sparky Dist Upgrade script

According to the last Sparky 6.0 release, and created new testing repository for Sparky 7 (next stable), there are 2 separated scripts which lets you upgrade your Sparky installation:
* from Sparky 5 (oldstable) to 6 (stable)
or
* from Sparky 6 (stable) to 7 (testing)

1. It is provided as it is, means no guarantee that will be working with no problems, you are using it on your own risk!
2. Backup your personal files before starting.
3. Dependencies (should be already installed): apt bash coreutils dialog dpkg grep iputils-ping sparky-info sudo

Upgrading Sparky 5 to 6:
Get it:
wget https://sparkylinux.org/files/sparky-dist-upgrade56
Make it executable:
chmod +x sparky-dist-upgrade56
Run it:
sudo ./sparky-dist-upgrade56

Upgrading Sparky 6 to 7:
Get it:
wget https://sparkylinux.org/files/sparky-dist-upgrade67
Make it executable:
chmod +x sparky-dist-upgrade67
Run it:
sudo ./sparky-dist-upgrade67

Sparky Dist Upgrade script

 

New testing line of Sparky 7

A new testing/rolling line of Sparky 7 (next stable) is ready to upgrade.

The next Sparky 7 code name is “Orion Belt”

From Wikipedia:

Orion’s Belt or the Belt of Orion, also known as the Three Kings or Three Sisters, is an asterism in the constellation Orion. It consists of the three bright stars Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka…

…The Orion correlation theory (or Giza–Orion correlation theory) is a fringe theory in alternative Egyptology. It posits that there is a correlation between the location of the three largest pyramids of the Giza pyramid complex and Orion’s Belt of the constellation Orion, and that this correlation was intended as such by the original builders of the Giza pyramid complex.

If you would like to keep Sparky rolling, and have Sparky 6 installed, you have to fully upgrade it, then you can switch to the new testing repos now.

1. Change Debian repository from “bullseye” to “bookworm” at the file:
/etc/apt/sources.list

2. Change Sparky repository from “potolo” to “orion” at the file:
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/sparky.list

3. Make upgrade
sparky-upgrade
or:
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade

4. If any problem, run:
sudo dpkg --configure -a

Then reboot to take effects.

Check the Wiki page too: wiki.sparkylinux.org/doku.php/repository_testing

Informacja w języku polskim: https://linuxiarze.pl/nowa-linia-testowa-sparky-7/

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