First major update for Bubba Two (1.0.8)

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First major update for Bubba Two (1.0.8)

Post by tor » 06 Oct 2008, 09:39

Release notes for BubbaTwo 1.0.8
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This is the first major update for BubbaTwo. Its mainly a bugfix release hopefully fixing a lot of the rough edges in the initial release. (In the future we hope to do more minor updates instead of a few larger ones.)

[edit] Added note on overwritten apt configs.

How to upgrade
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Make sure you don't have any activities running such as uploads, downloads, print jobs etc. Then log in as admin in web-ui. Choose "settings" menu entry. Choose "Update" in the sub menu. Press the "Update" button.

Warning, if you have modified your apt sources to include 3rd party sources etc. Its not recommended to run the web based updater described above. Please use command line tools instead doing a dist-upgrade.

Note: This upgrade will overwrite /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/preferences for some older installs without asking. This was unfortunately impossible to avoid since we have changed some crucial settings on this.

Note: Since we had some initial problems with timeouts in this functionality. It is possible that an error page is shown in the browser after a while. If this occurs please go back to the update page and retry the upgrade. After a while it then should cleanly say "0 package(s) to update". Then the upgrade is complete.

Note: Since this upgrade also has a new kernel. Bubba has to be restarted to fully function after the upgrade.

Major changes and new features
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* Kernel upgraded to 2.6.26.5 and a lot of modules added.
* Added "show logs" functionality. A new sub menu to Settings now includes the ability to browse all important log files in the system.
* Experimental addition Jumbo Frames configuration. Under Network/LAN the ability to add Jumbo Frames support has been added. This feature is however to be regarded as experimental. Enable only if you are sure it will work on your network.

Minor changes and bug fixes
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* Fix for silicon bug preventing wan access when Bubba used as router.
* A lot of fixes in Easyfind and Network settings.
* Download as zip had garbage in archive preventing zip files to open on Windows
* A lot of small fixes all around in web-ui and basic functionality (To many to be listed).

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Post by ahoff » 06 Oct 2008, 12:59

* Kernel upgraded to 2.6.26.5 and a lot of modules added.
But no nfs-module :(

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Post by Binkem » 06 Oct 2008, 14:59

Done it! glad with the logs option :)

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Re: First major update for Bubba Two (1.0.8)

Post by peter » 07 Oct 2008, 09:42

[quote="tor"]Warning, if you have modified your apt sources to include 3rd party sources etc. Its not recommended to run the web based updater described above. Please use command line tools instead doing a dist-upgrade.

Can you be more specific about how to upgrade with command line tools?
Which tools, which options/parameters?

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Post by ahoff » 07 Oct 2008, 11:30

apt-get is the tool.
ex.
apt-get update, apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade if yoy have modified your sourses.list
Take a look in:

Code: Select all

man apt-get

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Post by Bahurim » 07 Oct 2008, 13:15

Yep, apt-get is your friend, BUT you must be root to do this.

Edit: See below comments about aptitude and disregard this about dselect. As I stated I am old and set in my ways.:wink:

I am a little more old school and like to use a little command line program called 'dselect'. You can get it from the Debian repositories. It is an ncurses front end to apt-get and dpkg. It does require the ncurses libraries but I think they are already installed (someone please correct me if I am wrong). Anyway, dselect takes some getting used to but it is worth it because it will search packages, see new packages added to repo's, see what is getting upgraded, and much more.
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Post by carl » 07 Oct 2008, 13:39

Bahurim wrote:Yep, apt-get is your friend, BUT you must be root to do this.

I am a little more old school and like to use a little command line program called 'dselect'. You can get it from the Debian repositories. It is an ncurses front end to apt-get and dpkg. It does require the ncurses libraries but I think they are already installed (someone please correct me if I am wrong). Anyway, dselect takes some getting used to but it is worth it because it will search packages, see new packages added to repo's, see what is getting upgraded, and much more. 8)
I think it's wiser to redirect new users to the aptitude suite instead of the legacy dselect :)

/Carl
/Carl Fürstenberg, Excito Software Developer
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Post by davidI » 07 Oct 2008, 13:57

Got my Bubba yesterday and was not able to connect through it to the internet for Web access. Tried everything I could think of for hours last night and then today discovered this forum.

Seems like I suffer from the "silicon bug". But to fix the bug I need the ugrade that was announced here and to do the ungrade I need to fix the bug: catch 22 - duh!

Luckily I saw the thread about the bug which advised the use of the ethtool package.

Now I've managed to upgrade and can apt-get when logged onto the Bubba but I still can't connect through it from my PC to read email, browse, ...

Any ideas?

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Post by Bahurim » 07 Oct 2008, 14:38

carl wrote:I think it's wiser to redirect new users to the aptitude suite instead of the legacy dselect :)
You are right, I didn't even think about aptitude.:oops: It is the preferred debian command line gui now. Disregard the dselect advise and try aptitude!

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Post by Cohan » 09 Oct 2008, 03:50

Using an ssh connection and running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade I get

The following packages have been kept back:
bubba-backend libcurl3

Can I and should I force them to update somehow?

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Post by carl » 09 Oct 2008, 06:37

Cohan wrote:Using an ssh connection and running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade I get

The following packages have been kept back:
bubba-backend libcurl3

Can I and should I force them to update somehow?
You must do an "dist-upgrade", as an normal "update" wont update if dependences has been changed.

/Carl
/Carl Fürstenberg, Excito Software Developer
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