Release notes: UBOS Linux apps update 2023-05-15



If you are running Nextcloud, please perform this upgrade in the next couple of weeks, as we have another one in the pipeline that is incompatible with older versions of Nextcloud.

Major package upgrades in this version

  • Nextcloud

This release only updates Nextcloud and Nextcloud “apps”.

To upgrade

To be safe, first check the status of your Device:

  • sudo ubos-admin status

and make sure everything is in working order. Then 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


This upgrade can take a long time (hours), because some cryptographic keys need to be updated, and the key server we depend on can be very slow. If you don’t like this, first update your keys:

  • log on as root, and run pacman-key --refresh-keys, and then
  • run ubos-admin update --nokeyrefresh

This will take about the same amount of time, but your Sites will continue to be working while pacman-key is running. The actual update then can be much faster.

Known issues

  • If after the upgrade, sudo ubos-admin status reports that a service called nextcloud@aaa.service has failed, simply restart it: sudo systemctl start nextcloud@aaa.service (where aaa is a long hexadecimal number unique to your Device.

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