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Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:50 pm
by recantha
Hi.
Given how long apt-get upgrade and Hexxeh's update script now takes to run, would it be possible for the Foundation to release a new version of the Raspbian image with all the updates included?

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Mike

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:56 pm
by jamesh
I believe there is something in the pipeline, but these things take a while to 1) Get everything in and 2) Test to make sure it all works.

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:59 pm
by Montala
Wasn't a new one only released a few days ago?

I have just checked the download page and their would appear to be an updated version of Raspbian "wheezy" dated 16th August 2012.

Now, I try and keep a fairly close eye on the Forums, and what is currently 'going on', but I have completely missed any announcement about this latest release... has their actually been one?

Thanks! :)

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:43 pm
by dom
No big announcement. It's just a refresh. It will be virtually identical to an old image that has ran
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Just means a newly imaged sdcard will have some useful bug fixes (especially the FAT corruption).

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:53 pm
by Montala
dom wrote:No big announcement. It's just a refresh. It will be virtually identical to an old image that has ran
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Just means a newly imaged sdcard will have some useful bug fixes (especially the FAT corruption).
Thanks Dom!

I would have thought that the later would be quite important for a lot of users... I will be downloading it first thing in the morning!

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:47 am
by recantha
*groans* I must have missed the updated version by a matter of hours...

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:32 am
by maui
Is there some way to get a release note? ...like what has been updatet/corrected? ;)

for ex. is the 1-Wire driver in the new build?

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:36 am
by RaTTuS
Montala wrote:
dom wrote:No big announcement. It's just a refresh. It will be virtually identical to an old image that has ran
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Just means a newly imaged sdcard will have some useful bug fixes (especially the FAT corruption).
Thanks Dom!

I would have thought that the later would be quite important for a lot of users... I will be downloading it first thing in the morning!
just keep uptodate with
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:43 am
by sotris99
yesterday i did sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get upgrade finished upgrading my raspberry pi.

then i did sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and some more upgrades appeared. why is this happening?

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:01 am
by recantha
I suspect it's because there are a lot of people contributing to the open source project - the Raspbian image will tap into that, so there will probably always be updates.

I'm very glad that a new image has been posted on the Download page. Although, yes, I can just type in all the commands to keep updated, as I said it gets to be a very boring process waiting for the (increasingly large) updates when you're re-installing your SD card several times a day trying to get that all-important completely-working base image for your hardware!

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:30 am
by jerry.tk
recantha wrote: I'm very glad that a new image has been posted on the Download page. Although, yes, I can just type in all the commands to keep updated, as I said it gets to be a very boring process waiting for the (increasingly large) updates when you're re-installing your SD card several times a day trying to get that all-important completely-working base image for your hardware!
You can always backup your current SD card state to some image file and write that back instead of the original official image. This way you would keep your updates and settings.

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:10 am
by recantha
Yes, I know that. Sorry, got my "What if someone who doesn't know what they're doing is trying to do this?" hat on.