Upcoming server software upgrades

14.12.2022 - 12:45

On January 2023 the student server will be upgraded to include newer versions of most commonly used software as their current versions are to be deprecated. The software and versions will be:

  • Mariadb 10.5
  • PHP 8.2
  • Python 3.9
  • Postgresql-client 13

These updates will push the support life of the software to at least the year 2025 while maintaining some backwards compatibility. Some issues may occur if you have very old applications or databases. More accurate list of changes/deprecated functionality can be found in the release notes of the aforementioned software and their changelog/documentation pages.

The database servers (mariadb and postgresql.labranet.jamk.fi) will also be upgraded later to the versions mentioned above which might require the use of newer client software if you are using other clients than those supplied on student.labranet.jamk.fi.

EDIT: The packages have now been upgraded. Python 2.7 has been deprecated and is not available anymore. The system default python3 is now python3.9 and python3.6 will be available as an alternative for some time for migration purposes. System-wide packages handled by pip should work as usual but create a helpdesk ticket in case something is still missing.

If you have installed packages for yourself using pip3 install –user before the upgrade, you need to install the packages again

pip3.6 list --user
pip3 install --user <packagenames>