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rpi-update error (1st time run, Debian Squeeze)

Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:49 am

I'm trying to run rpi-update for the first time. I have the currently downloadable Debian Squeeze distro.

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pi@raspberrypi:~$ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #90 Wed Apr 18 18:23:05 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
After installing the ca-certificates, etc. finally I get to the below result. Now, according to this thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =28&t=7831 the "error while loading shared libraries: libvchiq_arm.so:" is not actually an error, and everything is fine. Is that really true? If so, there should be a message somewhere saying to ignore it (or better yet, avoid generating it in the first place?)

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pi@raspberrypi:~$ sudo rpi-update
Raspberry Pi firmware updater by Hexxeh, enhanced by AndrewS
Performing self-update
Autodetecting memory split
Using ARM/GPU memory split of 192MB/64MB
We're running for the first time
Setting up firmware (this will take a few minutes)
Using SoftFP libraries
/opt/vc/sbin/vcfiled: error while loading shared libraries: libvchiq_arm.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
If no errors appeared, your firmware was successfully setup
A reboot is needed to activate the new firmware
Edit: was able to reboot, and it seems to work, and at least something got updated:

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Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #138 PREEMPT Tue Jun 26 16:27:52 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux

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Re: rpi-update error (1st time run, Debian Squeeze)

Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:24 am

You always seem to get that error the first time rpi-update is run.

I guess at some time that should be fixed to avoid confusion, but I think it is not seen as high priority as the intention is to get such updates delivered via apt-get in the near future at which point rpi-update becomes superfluous..

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