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Sparky repos changed

There is a change in the Sparky repository as of 27 December 2018.

What changed?
– Sparky stable line stopped using mixed Sparky stable and testing repos, couse it would be difficult keep in this stage for upcoming new ‘stable’ and ‘oldstable’ repos (next year)
– most packages are available via a new ‘core’ repos now, but ‘stable’ and ‘testing’ repos provides some packages targeted to the specific branch.

So…
Sparky stable line uses repos as follows:
https://sparkylinux.org/repo core main
https://sparkylinux.org/repo stable main

+ source repos as well

Sparky testing line uses repos as follows:
https://sparkylinux.org/repo core main
https://sparkylinux.org/repo testing main
https://sparkylinux.org/repo unstable main

+ source repos as well

Pinning has been changed too.

There is no need to reconfigure Sparky repos manually, simply run:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install sparky-apt
sudo apt update

then make system upgrade as you always do.

Existing iso images of Sparky MinimalGUI/CLI still can be used to install a desktop of your choice, the new sparky-apt package will be installed during desktop’s installation process.

There are still many the same package (versions) in the ‘testing’ and ‘core’ repos, but they will be removed from ‘testing’ to clean it up. Let me know if you find any problem, please.

After that, iso images will be refreshed to provide the latest setting to you.

Updates 2016/04/03

 

There are a few 3th party updates in our repository ready to go:
– Grub Customizer 5.0.5
– Steam & Steam Launcher 1.0.0.52
– Tint2 0.12.9
– TOR Messenger 0.1.0b6 (beta)
– Xfdashboard 0.5.92
– XnViewMP 0.79

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

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

 

Sparky repository

 
The configuration is deprecated, go to Sparky Wiki pages.

Log in to root account, then:
1. Create a new file:
nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sparky.list
2. Copy and past Sparky repo to the file.
## sparky
deb http://sparkylinux.org/repo testing main

3. Refresh packages list:
apt-get update
4. Install the Sparky public key:
apt-get install sparky-keyring
or
wget -O - http://sparkylinux.org/repo/sparkylinux.gpg.key | apt-key add -

then refresh package list again:
apt-get update
 
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