What’s up with Solus?
[Update: See update notes at the end of this post]
I still have Solus installed, although it is not something that I regularly use. Check HERE for my report on installing.
Today, I booted into Solus. And then I did a check for updates. It showed several. And one indicated a kernel update, but that was attached to a strange package name.
I applied the updates. And then I checked to see what kernel version had been installed. And there was no kernel there at all. The kernel had been deleted. Fortunately, I had a backup copy of the kernel, so I copied that into place. And then I rebooted. And the system froze on the login window. Perhaps all of the kernel modules had also been deleted, leaving a crippled system.
So it looks as if my Solus installation is now broken beyond repair.
I’m now wondering if this was a bad April fools joke. Or was this an intrusion into the Solus site to generate a faulty update?
At this stage, I am puzzled and looking for more information.
It looks as if I misunderstood the situation.
Apparently Solus had changed its naming convention for kernels. So I simply did not recognize that there was a kernel, since the new name was not even close to what I was looking for.