Updating Maui 1 -> Maui 2 Repos and Backports


A short update on what’s coming up:
While we are preparing Maui 2 “Blue Tang” (which is just around the corner and should become available after testing the last bits and pieces of Plasma 5.8.2), we have also moved our infrastructure to S3 repositories and made them available for any Maui 1 user via these commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -q -y -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confnew" maui-apt-config
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If the last command went through fine, you can also do a cleanup via

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt autoremove

Now any Maui 1 user should be on the exact same base as soon-to-be-released Maui 2.

The updated repository structure (which will be default in Maui 2) provides the user with a new default channel of tested neon packages for Maui instead of directly shipping full 0-day updates right after each release. Any backported packages will further be tested against any current Maui version and become available with a short delay (think of Manjaro vs. Arch). That will allow each user at any point to be served all the latest neon packages of Plasma, Frameworks, Qt and KDE Applications for Xenial LTS by hopping onto the initially #commented backports channels – or to remain on a currently running system by ignoring or disabling backports once again. More on this with the release of Maui 2.

There is also a forums post covering this upgrade:

  • kdemeoz

    Hi. Thanks for this interesting info. TBH i was [pleasantly] surprised to learn here that Maui 2 is “just around the corner”, as to me Maui 1 still feels rather “brand shiny new, fresh & young”, so i’d not realised that its evolutionary replacement would be following so soon. That’s quite exciting. What wilt the upgrade path be from 1 to 2; will it simply occur via Update Manager / CLI, or will it be a question of again downloading another ISO to do a fresh installation?

    • Starbuck2001

      Hi, since Maui is based on neon and that on ubuntu xenial LTS,all Maui’s are on the same platform, and therefore share all backports. So it is easy to upgrade, as there is no path needed, one of the advantages of partitially rolling distros. Only LTS to LTS in 2 years would need a true update path.

      • kdemeoz

        Cool — thanks!

  • tomfoley

    Thanks for the updates!! A word of caution to those who have the Kdenlive Video Editor installed via the launchpad repository (http://ppa.launchpad.net/kdenlive/kdenlive-stable/ubuntu/), you may encounter the error below. The solution is to disable the lanchpad repo.

    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/kdenlive_4%3a16.08.2-0neon+16.04+build13_amd64.deb: trying to overwrite ‘/usr/share/man/man1/kdenlive_render.1.gz’, which is also in package kdenlive-data