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The second maintenance release of the 5.0 series of NAV is now out!

The source code is available for download at GitHub.

New packages for Debian 9/10 (Stretch/Buster) are available in our APT repository as usual.

Please also be extra aware of config file changes. Look out for *.dpkg-dist files in /etc/nav and make sure to update your running config.

The virtual appliance will be updated shortly.

Deprecation warning

Python 2 reaches its end-of-life on January 1, 2020. NAV 5.0 therefore moves to Python 3, and as such, you will need at least Python 3.5 to run NAV.

Most of NAV will still run on Python 2 as of the 5.0 release, but from this point, Python 2 will be deprecated and we will start removing code that exists solely to keep compatibility with Python 2.

Fixed GitHub issues in this release:

  • #2035 (Enable room geo positions to be writeable in API)
  • #2036 ([BUG] logengine crash with AttributeError on every run on NAV 5.0.1)
  • #2037 ([BUG] ipdevpolld multiprocess mode logs reams of TypeErrors)
  • #2038 ([BUG] ipdevpoll psuwatch crash with TypeError immediately after upgrade to NAV 5)
  • #2039 (Fix broken natural sort implementation on Python 3 )
  • #2041 (Geomap does not work in NAV 5.0.1)
  • #2043 ([BUG] Syslog analyzer search returns nothing)
  • #2044 ([BUG] navclean does not work under Python 3)
  • #2045 ([BUG] Exception is raised when visiting /api/1/alert/ID)
  • #2047 ([BUG] ipdevpoll jobs crash with “A string literal cannot contain NUL (0x00) characters” messages for some devices)
  • #2048 (Support MAC address device IDs from CDP records)
  • #2049 ([BUG] ipdevinfo old style Switch port activity view is blank)
  • #2050 ([BUG] Geomap is missing links between nodes)
  • #2052 ([BUG] ipdevpoll inventory job sometimes crashes when saving POE Port information)
  • #2054 ([BUG] pping resolves all boxDown alerts on restart)
  • #2056 ([BUG] Cannot add activity graphs to dashboard)

Release notes

We always advise you to have a look at NAV’s accompanying release notes when upgrading.

Happy NAVing everyone!