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Screenshot of my current desktop wallpaper, Little numbat boy by @azskalt, see The Coronation of a New Mascot: Noble Numbat.

After a freezing phase that started last March, Ubuntu 24.04 codenamed Noble Numbat was released last April. It comes with a great deal of new features, listed in the release release notes.

As a Mantic Minotaur user, the option to update to Noble Numbat was presented in May, in a window that popped up after a regular update. At first it did not work, so I hit sudo do-release-upgrade to better understand the problem. I quickly figured out that that the issue stems from a package that I set on hold. After unholding it, the updating process worked like a charm.

Screenshot of the pop-up window to trigger the update (leftpanel) and a screenshot while upgrading (right panel).

Throughout the process, several Personal Package Archive (PPA) repositories were deactivated (the source files files were appended with a distUpgrade suffix). After the release, I took this opportunity to go through those repositories, conduct necessary pruning, and updated the remaining PPA.

As I use R on a daily basis, my R setup is of most importance. Over the last year, I installed and reinstalled R packages in various (and inconsistent) ways. So I decided to remove them all and reinstall them properly using the amazing r2u initiative by Dirk Eddelbuettel. Once installed, I install the following 3 packages to install numerous packages I frequently use:

apt install r-cran-tidyverse r-cran-devtools r-cran-mapview

That’s all folks 😄!

Current configuration```.sh $ inxi -S System: Host: ubudel Kernel: 6.8.0-35-generic arch: x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: GNOME v: 46.0 Distro: Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) ```