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Raspbian Source Builds?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:57 pm
by emba
i regularly build my openELEC images and my android images so that im up to date with the latest commits, i was wondering if it was possible to do the same for raspbian, i tried the same method as openELEC but it was a disaster i assume because there was no config file and i screwed up the many questions it asks, there have been a lot of commits since the last official builds (i know theres always apt-get but binaries arent always updated as fast as git i believe)

so i was wondering if anyone with a bit more knowledge than me might be able to write us a tutorial for building nice fresh versions from github?

that said cloning the latest firmware tree has done wonders, many images wouldnt even boot for me for some reason, now they pretty much all do as long as i copy over the new start files (i even finally got my edimax wifi working thanks to adafruits image, new start file and a bit of tweaking)

Re: Raspbian Source Builds?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:29 pm
by mpthompson
I'm not sure exactly what you are asking here. Probably because I'm not familiar with openELEC or Android.

Are you talking about the kernel used by Raspbian? If so, the kernel we are currently using is maintained outside of Raspbian by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It should be fairly straight forward to access the git repository and maintain your own local build of the latest kernel. I just don't know the exact commands to do so, but I suspect they are here in elsewhere in the forums. Also, there are easier ways of staying on the bleeding edge kernel/firmware as suggested in some of the other threads in this forum.

If you are talking about the Raspbian userland applications, apt-get is really the best mechanism for keeping up to date.