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rpi -update

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:16 am
by Ace Rimmer
How can I do an "rpi -update" if I'm unable to connect my A+ Pi to the internet?
I have #755 dated Feb'15 installed which I purchased on an SD card, but some things don't seem to work :(
(e.g. annotate_text_size ) in another thread the advice was to do "rpi -update".

Re: rpi -update

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:38 am
by metalj
To do an update means to go on the net and make sure everything is available to download from the net. I don't think you're trying to download anything because obviously you would need the internet. Mabey you need an upgrade? To get an upgrade connect to the internet and type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade into the command line a press enter. Could you describe what you're trying to accomplish?

Re: rpi -update

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:28 am
by Ace Rimmer
metalj wrote:To do an update means to go on the net and make sure everything is available to download from the net. I don't think you're trying to download anything because obviously you would need the internet. Mabey you need an upgrade? To get an upgrade connect to the internet and type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade into the command line a press enter. Could you describe what you're trying to accomplish?
I would like to be able to upgrade/update call it what you will, but it is physically impossible to connect my Pi directly to the internet.
In a nutshell I am trying to use "annotate_text_size" in a video recording program (using picamera & python). This doesn't work for some reason & on another thread elsewhere on this forum it was suggested to do an update/upgrade to fix the same problem.
So back to my original questin "How can I do an "rpi -update" if I'm unable to connect my A+ Pi to the internet?"

Re: rpi -update

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:05 am
by rpdom
If you have another Pi that is connected to the internet, take the card from the A+ and upgrade it in that.

Otherwise there are ways to upgrade without a network connection, but they are tricky - especially if you have no network access at all and presumably your USB port is being used for a keyboard.

Re: rpi -update

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:25 pm
by Ace Rimmer
Thanks for your patience rpdom, I was afraid the solution would be as you described. I think I'll put this part of my project on the back burner for now & concentrate on getting the sensors working.