KiCad-Nigthly on Linux Mint It hasn't been updated for a week

As the title suggests, it is more than a week that kicad-nightly is not updated on linux mint 20.3.
Some of you know the reason for this delay in updates?
Or if you need to change some update software settings?
Previously they took place daily.

I also have kicad-nightly installed on Linux Mint, although I do not pay much attention to it. I usually only update my system every few weeks or once a month.

Just to see what happens I did an update right now:

paul@cezanne:~$ sudo apt upgrade
The following packages will be upgraded:
  kicad-doc-en kicad-footprints kicad-libraries kicad-nightly-symbols
  kicad-packages3d kicad-symbols kicad-templates libmysqlclient21
8 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 422 MB of archives.
After this operation, 6.134 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
Get:1 focal-updates/main amd64 libmysqlclient21 amd64 8.0.30-0ubuntu0.20.04.2 [1.323 kB]
Get:2 focal/main amd64 kicad-doc-en all 6.0.7-0-202207270739+1883~33~ubuntu20.04.1 [14,1 MB]
Get:3 focal/main amd64 kicad-footprints all 6.0.7-0-202207270739+26e8be980~11~ubuntu20.04.1 [23,0 MB]
Get:4 focal/main amd64 kicad-libraries all 6.0.7-0-202207270740+9~ubuntu20.04.1 [1.392 B]
Get:5 focal/main amd64 kicad-nightly-symbols all 202207310117+6084d4e2~10~ubuntu20.04.1 [2.081 kB]
Get:6 focal/main amd64 kicad-packages3d all 6.0.7-0-202207270742+cd9551df~9~ubuntu20.04.1 [379 MB]
35% [6 kicad-packages3d 78,1 MB/379 MB 21%]                                                                                                                      36% [6 kiGet:7 focal/main amd64 kicad-symbols all 6.0.7-0-202207270740+059abdef~7~ubuntu20.04.1 [2.082 kB]               
Get:8 focal/main amd64 kicad-templates all 6.0.7-0-202207270741+16d1898~9~ubuntu20.04.1 [874 kB]                
Fetched 422 MB in 51s (8.356 kB/s)                                                                                                                                       
(Reading database ... 659405 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../0-kicad-doc-en_6.0.7-0-202207270739+1883~33~ubuntu20.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking kicad-doc-en (6.0.7-0-202207270739+1883~33~ubuntu20.04.1) over (6.0.0-1-202112240915+1826~29~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../1-kicad-footprints_6.0.7-0-202207270739+26e8be980~11~ubuntu20.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking kicad-footprints (6.0.7-0-202207270739+26e8be980~11~ubuntu20.04.1) over (6.0.6-0-202206200743+64bae4c4a~11~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../2-kicad-libraries_6.0.7-0-202207270740+9~ubuntu20.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking kicad-libraries (6.0.7-0-202207270740+9~ubuntu20.04.1) over (6.0.6-0-202206200743+9~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../3-kicad-nightly-symbols_202207310117+6084d4e2~10~ubuntu20.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking kicad-nightly-symbols (202207310117+6084d4e2~10~ubuntu20.04.1) over (202207261916+ccda87fc~10~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../4-kicad-packages3d_6.0.7-0-202207270742+cd9551df~9~ubuntu20.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking kicad-packages3d (6.0.7-0-202207270742+cd9551df~9~ubuntu20.04.1) over (6.0.6-0-202206200746+6cb25bc1~9~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../5-kicad-symbols_6.0.7-0-202207270740+059abdef~7~ubuntu20.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking kicad-symbols (6.0.7-0-202207270740+059abdef~7~ubuntu20.04.1) over (6.0.6-0-202206200744+3df4c497~7~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../6-kicad-templates_6.0.7-0-202207270741+16d1898~9~ubuntu20.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking kicad-templates (6.0.7-0-202207270741+16d1898~9~ubuntu20.04.1) over (6.0.6-0-202206200745+17aca43~9~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../7-libmysqlclient21_8.0.30-0ubuntu0.20.04.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libmysqlclient21:amd64 (8.0.30-0ubuntu0.20.04.2) over (8.0.29-0ubuntu0.20.04.3) ...
Setting up libmysqlclient21:amd64 (8.0.30-0ubuntu0.20.04.2) ...
Setting up kicad-footprints (6.0.7-0-202207270739+26e8be980~11~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up kicad-packages3d (6.0.7-0-202207270742+cd9551df~9~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up kicad-templates (6.0.7-0-202207270741+16d1898~9~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up kicad-symbols (6.0.7-0-202207270740+059abdef~7~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up kicad-doc-en (6.0.7-0-202207270739+1883~33~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up kicad-libraries (6.0.7-0-202207270740+9~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up kicad-nightly-symbols (202207310117+6084d4e2~10~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-0ubuntu9.9) ...

It looks like that for the nightly, only the symbols are updated, which does indeed look a bit unusual.

After this update, the installed version is:

Application: KiCad

Version: 6.99.0-unknown-f8b157a1fb~149~ubuntu20.04.1, release build

	wxWidgets 3.0.4
	FreeType 2.10.1
	HarfBuzz 2.6.4
	FontConfig 2.13.1
	libcurl/7.68.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1f zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.2.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.2.0) libssh/0.9.3/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.40.0 librtmp/2.3

Platform: Linux 5.15.0-41-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK, xfce, x11

Build Info:
	Date: Jul 21 2022 06:48:01
	wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 3.24
	Boost: 1.71.0
	OCC: 7.5.2
	Curl: 7.68.0
	ngspice: 37
	Compiler: GCC 9.4.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:

It is the same version of mine.
I don’t understand why it is not updated daily as before.

I checked on the cern website for download and this version is dated 21/07.
versions ago.
Normally the linux repositories are a bit behind but not, but it seems so much.

Maybe they went on vacation to the sea. :wink:

Linux Mint 21 has been released. Maybe full upgrade will help?

Not every single day, surely ( I don’t check daily).
I don’t think it is carved in stone that there will be a daily update, even as the name suggests.

Maybe there was time and effort spent on the 6.0.7 release instead?
Maybe developers had a rest … watched TV, ate pizzas and snoozed for a change; perhaps took in a little northern hemisphere summer sunshine?

It usually means the build machine is wedged. The builds are automated, so they should get built every night, even if there are no changes (though it’s been a long time since we’ve had 24 hours with no changes).

That’s a surprise!
As a group of volunteers, I’d thought all keyboards would fall silent simultaneously, occasionally.

Thanks for the clarification, and thanks for the continuing superb efforts. :+1:

I have checked but an upgrade tool from 20.3 to 21 is not yet available.

Mint uses the Ubuntu PPA. The Ubuntu PPA is down due to a recent merge of simulator changes. The only breakage should have been if ngspice < 37 was used but we are apparently using ngspice 37 in the PPA. Unknown when someone will look at it.

Probability calculations sometimes run counter to hunches, like in the birthday paradox. Take a very simplified example where each dev makes a change only 1 day in 5. If you have 20 devs then

$ bc -q

meaning the chance of everybody being quiet on a particular day is just over 1%. Of course this is simplistic, devs are not uniform. But it shows how exponents can cascade.

My thoughts were high summer, like Christmas week, would be quieter periods.

Is anyone knowledgeable willing to look into the Ubuntu PPA build failure?

Still no updates.
I am not aware of the method for building the PPA

I try to understand how PPA can be built .

The update tool is available.
I did the update but it failed and had to restore a previous image.