Wednesday, 19 March 2014

What has happened to Chakra?

Posted by Gary Newell  |  at  08:52 No comments


I was reading through the Reddit articles on the Linux sub-reddit this morning and somebody was asking what has happened to the Chakra website.

By all accounts there has been an issue with the hosting provider. I am posting this information here to hopefully help spread the word.

Please re-tweet this article so that Chakra users unaware of the issue know the state of play.

Status Update

You can read the information supplied on this page at and!msg/chakra-devel/kyIIchhPUxs/e64x_vOeABEJ.

The following text is taken from the Google groups page:

Hello again,

I tried making a summary of the current situation below and will post any updates with follow up emails to keep everyone informed.

First the bad news. It looks like the scenario we were afraid of happened. =( The hosting provider must have shut down the server cause it wasn't paid by Manuel. Unfortunately we could not do anything about this since the account was on Manuel's name, no-one else had access to it and he hasn't been reachable for some time now. In that regard, I hope he is doing well.
AlmAck tried to contact the spanish host in the recent past so he could pay for the server to remain up but that did not work out either. He tried to reach them again today, we will see how this one goes.

The good news is, we expected this would happen sooner or later, so we have recently purchased a new server with a new host. We have also registered the "" domain name. Totte had already started working on setting this up and planning the roadmap for the move but there is still work to be done. Hopefully he will be able to get at least the main page and the forums up in the following days.

Users systems should not be affected by this. Unfortunately their next updates will be delayed, and we can't offer any support through the forums. For important issues one could ask on the mailing lists or the social networks accounts.

This is a temporary blackout for Chakra, but it's also a start of a new level of organization, through which these kind of issues will be avoided.

Neophytos (tetris4)


The upshot appears to be that there is a problem with the hosting and this is in the process of being resolved.

It is probably worth keeping an eye on the linked articles above to see if there are further updates.

If I find out anything new then I will post it here.

Thankyou for reading.

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Gary Newell started the Everyday Linux User blog in 2010 and has written reviews on dozens of different Linux based operating systems. He has also written a number of tutorials.

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