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updates and upgrades

Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:21 pm

Is it a good idea to update and upgrade every time opening up Raspberry Pi and is a reboot required after these actions?

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rpdom
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Re: updates and upgrades

Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:37 pm

I do an update and upgrade once a week. I very rarely reboot, most of the time it isn't needed. Only when something like the bootload or firmware gets an upgrade (raspberrypi-bootloader and raspberrypi-kernel packages).

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Re: updates and upgrades

Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:25 pm

I do update/upgrade(usually dist-upgrade) as and when I feel like it. I should do it more often, but there are two things standing in the way of doing it very often. The first is that I would have to refresh at least 10 Pis, and that takes a while. The second is that some of them have various tweaks--different wallpaper, no wallpaper, color setting changes, modified default terminal geometry--that mean that I have to get out my notes and reset things that get overridden by the upgrade. So doing the job right is not only time consuming, but a right pain as well.

If those points aren't issues for you, then a weekly refresh is probably a good idea.

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