Release notes: UBOS Linux update 2020-09-26
To be safe, first create a backup of all your sites, with a command such as:
sudo ubos-admin backup --all --backuptodirectory ~
Then, update your device:
sudo ubos-admin update -v
ubos-installhas largely been rewritten, for more options and easier extensibility in the future. It is now also able to handle a larger variety of external flash disks and controllers and won’t fail if the disk controller reports a “strange” geometry.
ubos-installnow will refuse to start if it does not appear an internet connection is available, and downloading of UBOS packages would fail.
- The device class
odroid-xu3enables UBOS to run on ODROID devices XU3, XU4, as well as HC1 and HC2. More details.
- On a Raspberry Pi 4, UBOS can now boot directly from an external USB disk. This means SD cards are not needed any more for UBOS on the Pi 4, which translates into faster speeds and higher reliability. (Depending on the version of the boot loader that your Pi 4 has, you may need to temporarily use an SD card to upgrade the bootloader, but that is a one-time operation.) More details
- Logging on as the
rootuser now requires a password. More details.
Notable new packages:
rpi-eepromlets you update your Raspberry Pi 4’s bootloader, so you can boot entirely without SD card from a USB stick or disk. More details.
pi-bluetoothare Bluetooth drivers for the Raspberry Pi 3.
ntfs-3gfor mounting NTFS disks
Over 700 packages were upgraded.
The usual: fixed bugs and made improvements. You can find the closed issues
on Github tagged with milestone
Note: You may receive a message that says “Failed to refresh some expired keys”. This is harmless and you can ignore it. As part of this update, we have switched to different key servers that are less likely to have this problem.
Post to the UBOS forum.