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Debian6-19-04-2012 source, firmware and tools

Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:45 pm

Can someone tell me where I can find the source, firmware and tools used to make the Debian6-19-04-2012 image on the RasPi downloads page.
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Re: Debian6-19-04-2012 source, firmware and tools

Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:49 pm

Search github for Raspberry Pi.

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Re: Debian6-19-04-2012 source, firmware and tools

Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:50 pm

rurwin wrote:Search github for Raspberry Pi.
I can download the current code from there but that's not what I want. I don't want the current code.

If it is there how do I get code from some time in the past, e.g. the code used to create the Debian image?

What command would I need to use down load code from the past?
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Re: Debian6-19-04-2012 source, firmware and tools

Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:41 pm

Er, the whole point of Git is that you can extract out a point in time - it's a fully functional source code management system.

What's not clear however is if you are looking for the code that created the kernel (and indeed, why - context always helps in answering questions).

Or if you want the install files for Debian at a point in time.


First one, check out https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/co ... pi-patches and scroll down to the 16th April when there were a series of updates on that day.

Second one, Google led me to this: http://snapshot.debian.org/

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Re: Debian6-19-04-2012 source, firmware and tools

Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:31 pm

nick.mccloud wrote:Er, the whole point of Git is that you can extract out a point in time - it's a fully functional source code management system.

What's not clear however is if you are looking for the code that created the kernel (and indeed, why - context always helps in answering questions).

Or if you want the install files for Debian at a point in time.


First one, check out https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/co ... pi-patches and scroll down to the 16th April when there were a series of updates on that day.

Second one, Google led me to this: http://snapshot.debian.org/
I want to get hold of the code for the Debian6-19-04-2012 image so I can use it to check a new driver I have. I have a driver that works with that code but then stops working after the code is updated with rpi-update. I want to first check the new driver with the original code and then advance to using later versions of the code.

I also thought if I could end up making an identical image I would learn a lot in the process.

I have a clone of the git on my Pi and assume I should be able to get the code from that but I've no idea how. I also have a git manual and am trying to read through that try and find how to do it but its rather tough going at the moment.
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Re: Debian6-19-04-2012 source, firmware and tools

Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:47 pm

You scared me. The way you worded it, it looked like a probe for GPL non-conformance :-D

Clone the repository on your PC, then get a copy of TortoiseGit and you can do it all in a GUI. But TortoiseGit only works with Windows and Nuatilus (maybe Mac), and Nautilus would be a big install for a Pi; you'd bring most of Gnome.

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Re: Debian6-19-04-2012 source, firmware and tools

Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:32 pm

rurwin wrote:You scared me. The way you worded it, it looked like a probe for GPL non-conformance :-D

Clone the repository on your PC, then get a copy of TortoiseGit and you can do it all in a GUI. But TortoiseGit only works with Windows and Nuatilus (maybe Mac), and Nautilus would be a big install for a Pi; you'd bring most of Gnome.
Sorry, hope your'e OK now.

I prefer to stay away from GUI's but I've got some big SD cards with plenty of room so could just try it to see how it is.
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