iJaffa
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Correctly updating distribution?

Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:58 am

Hi there,

I just wanted to confirm whether performing the sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade command will upgrade my version of Raspbian to the same version in the 20 June 2014 image just released (or any future image for that matter)?

Cheers!

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rpdom
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Re: Correctly updating distribution?

Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:37 am

Basically, yes.

The images are just snapshots of the current system at that time, while apt-get update/dist-upgrade will make sure the latest available software is installed.

The images are supposed to be for your initial install, then use apt-get upgrade to keep up to date.

The only way these will differ is when the Foundation decide to make changes to the list of software that is installed, or change the configuration for some reason. Even so, I'd stick with apt-get for updates, otherwise you are gong to have to start from scratch each time. One of my Raspis was set up using one of the first Raspbian images and has the latest versions of everything it needs on it.

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Re: Correctly updating distribution?

Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:37 am

So, assuming they one dat switch to Wayland as the windowing system, is that when an apt-get upgrade won't do any longer?

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Re: Correctly updating distribution?

Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:34 pm

Yes, but you could then install Wayland yourself with apt-get and it would work.

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Re: Correctly updating distribution?

Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:40 pm

http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbi ... _notes.txt generally shows when new packages have been added.

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Re: Correctly updating distribution?

Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:07 pm

AndrewS wrote:http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbi ... _notes.txt generally shows when new packages have been added.
Thanks AndrewS, that's a really helpful document :)

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