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The sixth 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 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:

  • #2144 (Prevent ipdevinfo from crashing on weird device names)
  • #2149 (Inventory failing on DLink DGS-1100 : ‘TypeError: argument of type ‘int’ is not iterable’)
  • #2150 ([BUG] Interface down is causing widget ‘status’ to display ‘Could not load widget’ due to HTTP 500)
  • #2165 ([BUG] Delayed delivery alert subscriptions in single time period alert profiles are never sent)
  • #2167 (Fix potential typecast issue with SQL migration to NAV 5.0)
  • #2169 ([BUG] crashes when logging notifications about found MAC addresses)
  • #2170 ([BUG] Alertengine stops dispatching Slack notifications indefinitely if Slack complains of too many requests)
  • #2171 (Warn about user accounts that have issues with their passwords)
  • #2172 (Prevent login/password changes to default account)
  • #2177 ([BUG] Attempting to move IP devices to another room crashes SeedDB)
  • #2178 ([BUG] PDU widget stops displaying properly if room is deleted)
  • #2179 ([BUG] UPS widget does not display properly if UPS is deleted from NAV)
  • #2180 ([BUG] Entering invalid dates in Device History search form causes crash)

Release notes

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

Happy NAVing everyone!