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Raspbian update independent of Motioneyeos update?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 7:41 am
by joanila
I have installed Motioneyeos on a Pi Zero and on a Pi2, and it works like a charm in both of them. The control of the 2 systems can be unified on the web server of any one of them. The web interface is clear and allows to customize hundreds aspects of the program. Anything perfect so far.

Trying to understand a little bit how does it work, I have logged to one of the 2 Pis through ssh and I have checked that the OS is kept to a bare minimum. "uname -r" returns 4.19.65.

On the web interface of the app it is possible to check if the last version of the program is the one running. I have checked, and yes, I have the last version.

My question is: does it make sense to upgrade the OS components used by the program ("apt update, apt dist-upgrade") even if the last version of the program is the one running in mi Pis ? Apt is not even installed, so the first thing would be to bring it there and install it, but I am afraid that if I update the OS, the program may stop to work...

Re: Raspbian update independent of Motioneyeos update?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 4:44 pm
by alphanumeric
It's not something I have any plans on doing to my Motion Eye OS setups. IMHO, there is no advantage to doing it, and as you have mentioned, it will likely break something. Just my personal opinion. Don't fix what isn't broken.;)

Re: Raspbian update independent of Motioneyeos update?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 8:43 pm
by joanila
I answer myself thanks to the feedback received in another forum. Motioneyeos is an embedded software based on Buildroot and as such it is not possible to install any package on it. To be able to install a package on Motioneyeos, Motioneyeos has to be installed on an full OS as Raspbian following the instructions in Motioneyeos web

Re: Raspbian update independent of Motioneyeos update?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 7:39 am
by joanila
alphanumeric wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Just my personal opinion. Don't fix what isn't broken.;)
It is a very reasonable approach, but a lot of people (me too) enjoy creating and (sometimes, not always) solving problems ;-)

Re: Raspbian update independent of Motioneyeos update?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 8:12 am
by alphanumeric
I tried once installing it to full Raspbian but couldn't get it to work. Motion Eye OS now has support built in for Pimoroni's Pan Tilt Hat so I don't have to try the manual install anymore. I just have to create some scripts in stock Motion Eye to get the Action Buttons in the WEB GUI. The next official release is likely going to have support for dtoverlays in it which, is something else I want. You just have to be content with his release cycle.