Updating the system
Prerequisites for 0.4 Velox
On 0.4, the update utility
foxupdate will not be installed.
First, install the Xenia overlay.
Next, run the following command to install
mount -o rw,remount /usr emaint sync --repo xenia-overlay emerge -va1 foxupdate foxcommon # emerge foxcommon here in-case you have an older version installed
You will be run through a number of prompts.
repository: This is the URL where the root images are hosted. Unless you are testing your own images, leave this as the default.
flavour: This is what flavour (init system, desktop environment) will be used. As of 0.5, only
gnome-systemdwill be provided.
release_branch: This is what release you want to download. Either use
currentfor a stable, tested point release or
unstableto get the latest features.
date: Almost always leave this as
latest. This is a future provision for allowing specific dated releases to be installed (and is sometimes used in unstable for testing).
foxupdate will now show an output showing your choices:
[INFO] Config setup! foxupdate --------- Repository: https://repo.xenialinux.com/releases/ Flavour: gnome-systemd Release branch[sub-branch]: unstable[next] Run foxupdate -u to update!
If you would like to change these later, run
To update, simply run the following:
foxupdate will only replace the existing root once it has fully downloaded the new one, and when done backs up the existing root to
If an unexpected event occurs where the new image is not bootable, follow the Troubleshooting section here.