Mirrors in Germany

There are two, new repo mirrors available for Sparkers, both located in Germany.

Mirror DE1 is provided by JackGrumbler:

Mirror DE2 is provided by MoroS:

Thanks a lot both, JackGrumbler and MoroS.

If you would like to provide a mirror repo server in your location, send a message via contact form, please.

Requirements and settings:

If you’d like, I can set your Sparky mirror for you.

Updates 2015/12/17


There are a few 3th party updates in our repository ready to go:
– Enlightenment 0.20.1 (
– Master PDF Editor 3.5.16
– SpiderOakOne 6.1
– TeamViewer 11.0.53191
– TOR Browser 5.0.5

Upgrade your system as usually:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

or via ‘Update Tool’ or ‘Synaptic’ as you wish.


Updates 2015/08/08


There a few updates of 3th party applications available in our repository:
– VeraCrypt 1.12 – an alternative of deprecated TrueCrypt
– Vuze – a Java based download client
– Tint2 0.12.1 – the latest version of a nice tiny panel used in Sparky Openbox spin; compiled from the project’s git repos
– Variety 0.5.4 – an application which changes the wallpaper on a regular interval


Sparky news 11/2013


Next month came and brought some news of Sparky project.

MoroS was fighting with Sparky Installer on his machine with EFI motherboard.

Agust made a package called ‘e-module-engage’ for Enlightenment desktop and created new e17 theme for Sparky called ‘A-Cielo-Azul-Sparky’.


It can be downloaded from sourceforge or dropbox

Sparky-Center-LXDE and Sparky-Center-Openbox have been rebuilt and upgraded.
Some former parts of Sparky-Center have been packaged separately and can bee installed on different desktops than LXDE or Openbox with no Sparky-Center:
– sparky-autostart – lets you manage custom boot services which will be started with the system
– sparky-bootset – lets you manage system’s boot services
– sparky-conkeyset – allows you to change the console keyboard settings
– sparky-conky – lets you launch or stop Conky and edit its configuration file, it provides Sparky config file as well
– sparky-fontset – lets you to set the system-wide font settings
– sparky-keyboard – lets you configure keyboard leyout
– sparky-locales – lets you change the system language
– sparky-passwdchange – lets you change the system’ users passwords
– sparky-timedateset – lets you change time and date
– sparky-tuxcmd – meta packge will install Tux Commander application and provides tuxcmd menu entry as root
– sparky-users – lets you manage users, groups and passwords (sparky-passwdchange) of the system
– sparky-xdf – shows status of the disk usage, it’s a GUI front-end for ‘df’ command

Upgrade the system with the command:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Upgrading can make some problems, to fix it run:
apt-get install -f
Check is anything left for upgrading again:
apt-get dist-upgrade
Then clean the system:
apt-get autoremove

The default theme Sparky3 has been updated up to version 0.1.1 fixing some bugs of the previous version.