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I upgraded to Jessie using this guide but the /usr/share/themes/PiX directory is missing. I also do not see Appearance Settings in the Preferences menu, which I believe is somewhat linked to the new theme.

From Googling I believe the executable is called pipanel but I cannot find this via any of:

  • apt-cache search pipanel
  • apt-file search pipanel
  • dpkg -S pipanel

Where does the utility/theme come from?

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There is actually a pipanel package, but as per this post it should be installed as a dependency of raspberrypi-ui-mods. Trying to install this showed me that pipanel was "not installable" (explaining why I could not find it).

Reading over the upgrade guide again, I realised that I had missed one step: adding ui to the end of /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list. I then re-ran:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get distupgrade

This does do some work but does not automatically install raspberrypi-ui-mods. I can however install it manually (apt-get install raspberrypi-ui-mods). It's not clear to me what other packages will now be missing due to the absence of this repo during the upgrade.

  • I used grep ^Package /var/lib/apt/lists/acrhive.raspberrypi.org_debian_dists_jessie_ui_binary-armhf_Packages | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs dpkg -l to find out what else was in the repo that was not installed. Only alacarte, dhcpcd5 and some dev/debug packages were not. I installed alacarte, but the "correct" DHCP setup on Jessie is still not clear to me. – Sam Brightman Jan 13 '16 at 11:00
  • The post linked in the answer and a bit of Googling plus the fact that the dhcpcdui tray icon says "dhcpcd not running" suggests that the new way is dhcpcd5. However, installing it does not remove isc-dhcp-* and several Google results have people removing dhcpcd5 due to conflicts between the two or problems assigning a static IP. – Sam Brightman Jan 13 '16 at 11:13

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