Debian 11 (Bullseye) Upgrade Notes

Debian was upgraded to Debian 11 (Bullseye) in XiVO 2022.XX release.


Upgrade from versions earlier than XiVO Freya (2020.18) are not supported. You MUST first upgrade to at least XiVO Freya (2020.18) or more before upgrading to XiVO Izar.

Before the upgrade


Make sure you have sufficient space for the upgrade. You should have more than 2GiB available in the filesystem that holds the /var and / directories.

  • It is not possible to upgrade from XiVO below Freya (2020.18) version. You first need to upgrade to XiVO Freya.

  • Note that the upgrade will take longer than usual because of all the system upgrade.

  • You MUST deactivate all non-xivo apt sources list:

    • in directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ you should only have the files xivo-dist.list and (from Aldebaran) docker.list pgdg.list.
    • you MUST suffix all other files with .save to deactivate them.
  • You MUST check the Debian sources list are correct: the file /etc/apt/sources.list must contain the following and only the following:

    deb bullseye main
    deb-src bullseye main
    deb bullseye-security/updates main
    deb-src bullseye-security/updates main
    # stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
    deb bullseye-updates main
    deb-src bullseye-updates main
  • You may want to clean your system before upgrading:

    • Remove package that were automatically installed and are not needed anymore:

      apt-get autoremove --purge
    • Purge removed packages. You can see the list of packages in this state by running dpkg -l | awk '/^rc/ { print $2 }' and purge all of them with:

      apt-get purge $(dpkg -l | awk '/^rc/ { print $2 }')
    • Remove .dpkg-old, .dpkg-dist and .dpkg-new files from previous upgrade. You can see a list of these files by running:

      find /etc -name '*.dpkg-old' -o -name '*.dpkg-dist' -o -name '*.dpkg-new'

After the upgrade


No major change to advertise here that would come with XiVO on Debian 11.