CorvusB
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openSUSE and rpi-update

Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:24 pm

Last week I downloaded and installed Bernhard's latest r-pi image. A-ok. Boot, no problem, zypper in yast, firewall and other modules. All fine.

Except - Only one issue, I had a hardware issue with an external SSD drive setup. It gave me a bunch of errors when attempting to mount the drive. Based on other inquiries around the error message, it seemed that it might most likely be a firmware issue. I can't reproduce the issue (a mounting error) in Raspbian. And I don't think I can get rpi-update to work in openSuse. Rpi-update seems to be the fix.

It seems to me that rpi-update is going to be a key program - or it contains key functionality. I do not program, or normally even play much at this level - so I could be way wrong. But the pi foundation uses rpi-update to distribute firmware updates.

Is there some way I can get rpi-update on my openSUSE pi?

Or, can I somehow get the same functionality through a different method/program?

Or, am I missing something I should know?

This is to be a headless file server, so I would like to have Yast back.

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Re: openSUSE and rpi-update

Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:24 pm

I reckon the only way you'll get the firmware and kernel updates is to build them from a git clone.

https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware
https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux
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CorvusB
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Re: openSUSE and rpi-update

Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:11 pm

DougieLawson wrote:I reckon the only way you'll get the firmware and kernel updates is to build them from a git clone.

https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware
https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux
Ow - that would be where I've never gone before. I don't think that would be a good investment of time for me. But, I will make a record of this, jic I decide to give it a whirl some weekend. I know more now than I did 5 years back, when I started seriously employing linux on my computers. So, you never can tell.

Thanks for taking a minute to give an answer!

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Re: openSUSE and rpi-update

Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:31 pm

rpi-update is a shell script , and looks quite readable to me.

https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update/bl ... rpi-update


These are the prebuilt files rpi-update uses :

https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-firmware

I can't see something directly stopping rpi-update from being
used on OpenSuSE , but always remember that it pushes
bleeding edge kernels which can not only fix , but also break
things. A big problem is how the packaged and recommended
kernel + its headers of the distros get out of sync with what
rpi-update provides.


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