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It’s Friday the 13th and a pandemic is upon us, so we thought: Why not release the fifth maintenance version of the 5.0 series of NAV!

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 reached 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:

  • #1994 (snmptrapd linkupdown plugin does not handle v2 traps)
  • #2101 ([BUG] Geomap data API endpoint crashes with a TypeError)
  • #2109 ([BUG] ipdevinfo sensor details page crashes with AttributeError on unit-less sensors)
  • #2111 ([BUG] Logging non-ASCII characters crashes NAV programs)
  • #2113 (Document advice for robust e-mail)
  • #2114 ([BUG] Unable to save status filter in [Status] page)
  • #2119 ([BUG] Latitude/Longitude is displayed weirdly in the SeedDB room list)
  • #2123 (Drop support for legacy status preference pickles)
  • #2129 (Euthanize unresponsive ipdevpoll workers)
  • #2130 ([BUG] Cannot import dashboard)

Release notes

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

Happy NAVing everyone!