openHAB 2.5.1x release discussion

This topic can be used to discuss problems/experiences/questions on the openHAB 2.5.11 and later patch releases.

The NPE fix for the Neato binding was not included in 2.5.11, only in 3.0.0

Perhaps it is in a 2.5.12 snapshot?

Unfortunately it seems the patch was only applied into 3.0.0

Try opening an issue on GitHub for this on 2.5.

Under Debian 10, I simply perform an update and now I’m on 2.5.11. Unfortunately, OpenHab can’t restart, I’m stuck on the message “Merci de patienter pendant l’installation. Cela peut prendre plusieurs minutes.” which should be in English something like “Please wait during installation. This can takes minutes”

I tried to clean cache but nothing helped. Any suggestions ?

Thanks,

How long did you wait? I assume the server has Internet access??

why it stuck with updating, current 2.5.11 release ?

openhabian@openhab:~ $ sudo openhabian-config
2021-01-24_11:54:38_EET [openHABian] Checking for root privileges… OK
2021-01-24_11:54:38_EET [openHABian] Loading configuration file ‘/etc/openhabian.conf’… OK
2021-01-24_11:54:42_EET [openHABian] openHABian configuration tool version: [stable]patchday-20210119-1114(e0c0204)
2021-01-24_11:54:43_EET [openHABian] Checking for changes in origin branch stable… OK
2021-01-24_11:54:45_EET [openHABian] Switching to branch stable… OK
2021-01-24_11:54:47_EET [openHABian] Updating Linux package information… OK
2021-01-24_11:54:47_EET [openHABian] Updating repositories and upgrading installed packages…

Same here. Seems stuck on the same place for me as well.

openhabian@192.168.1.7's password: Linux openhab 5.4.83-v7+ #1379 SMP Mon Dec 14 13:08:57 GMT 2020 armv7l

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
Last login: Sun Jan 31 11:41:51 2021 from 192.168.1.196

###############################################################################
############### openhab #####################################################
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Ip = 192.168.1.7

Release = Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)

Kernel = Linux 5.4.83-v7+

Platform = Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Rev 1.1

Uptime = 0 day(s). 10:37:26

CPU Usage = 8.14% avg over 3 cpu(s) (3 core(s) x 1 socket(s))

CPU Load = 1m: 0.23, 5m: 0.41, 15m: 0.38

Memory = Free: 0.08GB (9%), Used: 0.86GB (91%), Total: 0.95GB

Swap = Free: 0.68GB (100%), Used: 0.00GB (0%), Total: 0.68GB

Root = Free: 8.55GB (62%), Used: 5.14GB (38%), Total: 14.30GB

Updates = 0 apt updates available.

Sessions = 1 session(s)

Processes = 122 running processes of 32768 maximum processes

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      \____/ .___/\___/_/ /_/_/ /_/_/  |_/_____/_/\__,_/_/ /_/
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              openHAB 2.5.11 (Release Build)

Looking for a place to get started? Check out ‘sudo openhabian-config’ and the
documentation at openHABian | openHAB
The openHAB dashboard can be reached at http://openhab:8080
To interact with openHAB on the command line, execute: ‘openhab-cli --help’

openhabian@openhab:~ $ sudo openhabian-config
[sudo] password for openhabian:
2021-01-31_22:23:01_CET [openHABian] Checking for root privileges… OK
2021-01-31_22:23:02_CET [openHABian] Loading configuration file ‘/etc/openhabian.conf’… OK
2021-01-31_22:23:04_CET [openHABian] openHABian configuration tool version: [stable]patchday-20210119-1114(e0c0204)
2021-01-31_22:23:05_CET [openHABian] Checking for changes in origin branch stable… OK
2021-01-31_22:23:09_CET [openHABian] Switching to branch stable… OK

2021-01-31_22:23:14_CET [openHABian] Updating Linux package information… OK
2021-01-31_22:23:24_CET [openHABian] Updating repositories and upgrading installed packages…

Same here.
It looks like it is running an update in the background with no visual log displaying. Why?

As seen in the screenshot, for an unknown reason v2.5.12 is not found as installation candidate. Is anything wrong with my etc/sources.list maybe? Don’t think I changed anything, though, and all previous upgrades starting with v2.5.9 and onward went flawlessly so far…

Any hints appreciated.

You are looking at the testing repo. 2.5.12 is stable

I’m pretty sure I posted a reply to the issue, but my post seems to have gone missing :confused:

What is the output of:

apt-cache policy openhab2

The stable releases are available on the testing and snapshot repos, so this won’t matter.

A bad forum upgrade meant they restored from backup and lost a couple of days of posts. Not sure why they did not backup just before upgrading.

I was not aware of that

10 posts were split to a new topic: openHABian upgrade

@kai
Was 2.5.12 the last 2.5.x development? There do not appear to be 2.5.13 SNAPSHOT builds.

Yes, unfortunately 2.5.12 was very likely the last release. I simply do not have the capacity to do release management for 3 branches in parallel and 2.5.x was anyhow considered to only be continued for critical (security) bug fixes - which we did with 2.5.12. The Bintray sunset is an additional burden that makes any further release unlikely, since it would involve quite some efforts to deal with it.

That really impacts zwave which depends on database updates. Was there any advance warning to users or developers?

For me this seems to be a good time seperate data from code in the z-wave binding. I’m quite shure, @chris has had a good reason to combine them, when he started. Anyway i’ve never understood (nor questioned) mixing this up in principle.
I’m aware this might be a lot of work. But not to depend on a new software release to be able to use new z-wave devices might well worth it.

@Kai Where was there an advance notice announcement io users & developers about this?

Some of us are still using OH 2,5,x while waiting for OH3 to mature, especially in regards to the UI parts integrating with the zwave binding. @chris stumbled upon this breakage recently.