ctday
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Update confusion

Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:45 am

I'm a very raw n00b wrt Debian and Raspberry Pi. I got the impression that I could use aptitude to upgrade a Debian wheezy system to Raspbian wheezy (is that right?) by changing the content of the /etc/apt/sources.list file to that used by the Raspbian image. This doesn't work for me - something about not finding a bunch of armel packages. Am I totally off track? Is there some other way to do this? Thanks.

Chris

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Re: Update confusion

Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:34 am

Chris, using Raspbian repositories to upgrade a Debian Wheezy armel system won't work and in fact could render the system unbootable. This is because Debian Wheezy armel and Debian Wheezy armhf are considered two different architectures. The Raspbian FAQ explains this:

http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianFAQ#Can ... aspbian.3F

ctday
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Re: Update confusion

Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:00 pm

Ok, thanks. That clears things up.

Chris

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