Updating Quirky from 7.3 to 7.3.1

if you already have a full installation of Quirky 7.3, to hard drive partition or to a removable drive, there is a Service Pack PET for the upgrade.

Whenever you start the Package Manager, see the "install" icon on the top-left of the desktop, or look in the "Setup" menu, there is an online probe for an update Service Pack.

Alternatively, you can check for an update by running the Version Upgrade Manager, see the "Filesystem" menu.

If you are running a live-CD with a session saved to hard drive, or a frugal installation, upgrading is currently not so streamlined.
A Service Pack can be installed, however in the case of 7.3 to 7.3.1 there is a change of Linux kernel from 4.2.5 to 5.2.6, plus a bug-fix in the "init" script in the initrd.
Neither of these will get upgraded.

The workaround for now, is to boot the 7.3.1 CD, create a new saved-session, or a new frugal install.
Then, copy the old "s.sfs" file to the new location, overwriting the new one. Then reboot.
That's if you have settings or whatever in the previous s.sfs that you want to keep.

Note: "s.sfs" is the name of the session save-file.

Barry Kauler
November 14, 2015