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Author Topic: upgrade with apt-get, rather than complete new install?  (Read 1970 times)

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« on: December 26, 2009, 09:15:27 AM »

I've got an early sheeve, running the original OS, with the root FS on an SD card.  Don't know the "alpha #", but uname tells me:

Linux wview-plug #1 Thu Mar 19 14:46:22 IST 2009 armv5tejl GNU/Linux

I'd like to upgrade, preferably to the new, non-alpha system, but would rather not do the whole image-flash install thing, beause of the complication of getting the new sys on to the SD card, and then fixing up the other stuff that I've installed.  I would assume that 'apt-get dist-upgrade', or even 'apt-get upgrade' would get me a newer kernel, etc., but no updates have ever happened that way.  Is it possible, or do I need to go through an install?

My current /etc/apt/sources.list file is:

deb http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://www.wviewweather.com/apt/jaunty jaunty main
deb-src http://www.wviewweather.com/apt/jaunty jaunty main

I know that an upgrade via apt-get wouldn't get me the newest u-boot, but I don't care much about that.  If I need it to boot the newest system, is there a way to flash it separately, independent of the full install?

Thanks for any help with this!
« Last Edit: December 26, 2009, 10:14:17 AM by loonsailor » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009, 09:22:38 AM »

It's easy to upgrade U-Boot from a TFTP server. It's also easy to answer "y" to overwrite your environment variables during this process. Don't.

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Should deliver you an Ubuntu 9.04 system as up-to-date as possible. An upgrade to 9.10 is not possible.

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