Upgrading to REXYGEN 2.50.10 from 2.50.x

REXYGEN 2.50.10 is available and all users can upgrade for free. Follow the instructions below for upgrading from REXYGEN 2.50.x or REX 2.50.x.

In any case, it is recommended to backup the content of the /rex/rexcore directory on your target device prior to upgrading. If you do not know how to do it, don’t worry. In such a case the only thing you might need are the licensing keys and you can always find these in your user accout at licensing.rexygen.com.

It is highly recommended to upgrade both the development tools on your desktop/laptop PC and the runtime modules on your target device(s).

Upgrading the development tools

Install the newest version of development tools.

Version 2.50.10 allows you to connect to any 2.50.x device, therefore you can uninstall all versions 2.50.x.

Upgrading your target device – Full upgrade including operating system

It is highly recommended to upgrade your OS to the newest version.

  • If you are using a Raspberry Pi, download any of the newest Raspbian image and write it to your SD card.
  • Follow the instructions contained in the Getting started guide for your device.
  • After installation is complete, your target device is running REXYGEN runtime version 2.50.10 and is ready for use.
  • Your licences are valid, just re-apply the licence key (SiteKey) when asked for it while connecting to your target device. If your licence key is not accepted, please contact us and we’ll generate a new one for you.
  • It is recommended to compile and download your project again using the newest version of the development tools.

For power users  – Upgrading only the REXYGEN runtime core on your target device

ONLY IF you are running an up-to-date Debian or Raspbian GNU/Linux (Stretch or Buster) and want to upgrade only REXYGEN runtime module (RexCore) on your target device, follow the instructions below.

WARNING – Note that your running algorithms will be restarted during upgrade!

Make sure you have following record in /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://download.rexcontrols.com/repositories/debian-rex-2.50.10/ buster non-free

Replace buster with stretch if you are still running Debian Stretch.

Update information about available packages:

sudo apt update

Uninstall runtime modules:

sudo apt purge rexcore rex-dbdrvt rex-odbc

and install the newest version of REXYGEN runtime modules:

sudo apt install --install-recommends rexygen-runtime

After installation is complete, your target device is running version 2.50.10 and is ready for use. Your licences are valid, check that the algorithm is running after the upgrade. If needed, just re-apply your licence key (SiteKey).

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