Upgrade to Debian Wheezy
The current stable Debian version is called Wheezy
. The Debian version is 7.x
== 7 as of October 2014.
If you are coming directly from Lenny please also take a look at the SqueezeUpgrade
Central interactive Wheezy nodes are available as
After switching lx-pool
from 32 bit Lenny to 64 bit Wheezy you may have to remove the old ssh key for this pool from your
file using the command
ssh-keygen -R lx-pool
See more details in SshUsage#Managing_Fingerprints
nodes are not yet available due to lacking Lustre-support for the Wheezy kernel.
Debian Wheezy ships LibreOffice
instead of OpenOffice
. Therefore the programs are prefixes with
… on the commandline.
The software installation on the central /usr/local NFS server has grown rather chaotic in more than a decade without thorough cleanup, outdated and partly unmaintained.
Therefore we decided to make a radical cut and not do mount the old
/usr/local any more
We provide CVMFS-based software supply
mechanisms for Wheezy instead, as is already in place on the Prometheus Cluster (BatchFarm
) on Squeeze. Please have a look in
Acrobat Reader has left the building
Adobe does not provide up to date versions of Acrobat Reader (X
) for Linux but stopped the Linux support with Acrobat Reader 9. The support for Acrobat Reader 9 ended in July 2013.
Therefore we cannot provide Acrobat Reader on Linux anymore.
Please use Iceweasels built-in PDF viewer,
e.g. also allows filling out PDF forms and printing those documents.
Unfortunately the Wheezy version of
does not yet allow saving annotations directly into PDF documents.
We provide the Cernlib packages shipped by Debian
. Please take a look at
for instructions how to set up
for issues linking cernlib stuff on Intel/AMD 64bit systems.
X-sessions don't start
- What happens
- If you login on the display manager and your X-session starts, but then you are sent back to the login screen.
- Most probably on of your shell profile files (
~/.kshrc etc.) fails with an error eg. due to inclusion of a script from
/usr/local that does not exist anymore.
- Login on a text console (by pressing Ctrl - Alt - F1 or via SSH login)
Login (error messages on login may give you a hint on the source of the problem)
Fix errors or move away the profile script eg.
mv ~/.profile ~/profile.backup
Return to the display manager (press Ctrl - Alt - F7) and login.
- 2011 - 2014