8888woda8080
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up to date software

Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:39 pm

witch os i can install to get up to date software? i just install Raspbian and saw Firefox 50~ scarry!!
sorry for asking.

pws
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Re: up to date software

Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:31 pm

That's why you "update"!!

W. H. Heydt
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Re: up to date software

Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:40 pm

It depends on your definition of "up to date". In Raspbian, you can get the most current version in the repository by running an update/upgrade cycle. If you want an OS that runs closer to the "cutting edge" (and, therefore, risks less stability), you could go with Ubuntu.

Personally, I prefer stability over cutting edge, but I seem to have a minority view on that issue.

fruitoftheloom
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Re: up to date software

Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:51 pm

8888woda8080 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:39 pm
witch os i can install to get up to date software? i just install Raspbian and saw Firefox 50~ scarry!!
sorry for asking.

ArchLinuxArm is a rolling release so the vast majority of packages are the latest released:

https://archlinuxarm.org
adieu

Asus CS10 Chromebit / HP Envy 4500 Wireless Printer / Raspberry Pi Model 2B v1.1 / RealVNC Software...

wren
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Re: up to date software

Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:17 pm

For some odd reason, the Raspbian maintainers don't think it's important to have a source repo enabled by default.

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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Remove the # from source repo and save.

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sudo apt-get build-dep firefox-esr

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sudo apt-get install build-essential mercurial
Pay special attention to Requirements for Debian / Ubuntu users
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... reparation

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rpdom
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Re: up to date software

Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:31 am

wren wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:17 pm
For some odd reason, the Raspbian maintainers don't think it's important to have a source repo enabled by default.
Because the majority of users won't need to build from source and it means apt update will take longer and more space for no good reason.

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