To update is to "make (something) more modern or up to date." This question should pertain to how to update the Pi's OS's, programming languages, and applications (both native and external.)

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Installing Python 3.4 on Raspberry Pi

Is it possible to run python 3.4 on a Raspberry Pi? Currently I have python 3.2, but the odd thing is that running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python3 results in my Raspberry Pi ...
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How do I update OpenSSL on Raspbian

It seems like Raspbian has not been updated yet to deal with the Heartbleed bug. sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get upgrade doesn't update anything (this is a system which was freshly updated ...
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Update Rasbian O

Hi there i'm trying to update my Rpi but keep giving me an error: failed to fetch some archives maybe run apt-get update or try with ..fix.missing? but the problem is when i run apt-get update still ...
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apt-get upgrade fails because of some dependency loop

If I update my Raspberry PI with: sudo apt-get upgrade I run into follwoing dependency errors: lighttpd (1.4.31-4+deb7u3) wird eingerichtet ... insserv: warning: script 'mathkernel' missing LSB ...
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Stuck on RASPBMC November update

For the life of me I can't figure out why my Pi won't update to the December update of RASPBMC. I've tried forcing the update as explained on RASPBMC website but that didn't work. Any ideas?
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Updating kernel/firmware to specific version

I've updated my rPi to the latest kernel/firmware using rpi-update and my Bluetooth dongle stopped working. I found this to be a known bug in 3.10.* branch of the kernel. Through tinkering and ...
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“Encountered a section with no Package: header” error?

I am running a bunch of class Raspberry Pi computers behind a school proxy. I'm using Raspbian off a very recent NOOBS image. The internet connection is supplied through the school WiFi and after ...
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Can't find packages for armhf architecture on apt-get update

I'm trying to run sudo apt-get update and getting W: Failed to fetch http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/dists/squeeze-backports/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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Does the firmware update corrupt filesystem

I regularly make ISO images of my SD cards (for many reasons) and I have noticed that whenever I issue the rpi-update command, I can no longer make these images, instead getting this error: sudo dd ...
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fatal: write error: No space left on device MiB | 127 KiB/s fatal: index-pack failed

I have 8GB Kingston Memory card but when i am trying to Update my RPi it gives this error after 80% loading, sudo rpi-update I don't know what is happening , I have done this update before on the ...
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Is it possible to install update for raspbian onto and SD card via my Mac and install it on the rpi later

Apparently I have Model A and cannot connect to internet (at the moment, without additional part). Specifically I am trying to install the update that allows the RPI camera module to work. Is it ...
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How long does it take to perform the initial update?

I just ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade on my pi to update for the first time. It's still going at it, and I was just wondering if I should be worried since it's been 1 hour and ...
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Raspberry Pi apt-get update/upgrade on Raspbian hangs?

Whenever I try to update my pi using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade it will often hang at some point during the installation. It's been different ones each time, but the last was ...
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What is the difference between firmware update and apt-get update?

What is the difference between rpi-update (firmware) and apt-get update and apt-get upgrade? /Cheers
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How Can I keep My Raspbian “Wheezy” Up to Date?

Is there a sort of update tool for my Raspbian Wheezy package? I installed php and lighttpd and I want to keep those automatically updated for when bugs are found. Thanks in advance.
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How can you update “Incredible PBX” for the Raspberry Pi without using the non-free, $20/year updater?

I have been a fan of Asterisk, and in particular the project The Incredible PBX. However, they charge $20 per year to update (for the raspberry pi). This updater installs security updates, among ...
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What does rpi-update do?

I am thinking about upgrading the firmware on the Raspbery Pi 512 using rpi-update. However, I can't figure out what updating the firmware does. Does it make the Pi more stable? Or faster? I can't ...
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Do I still need rpi-update if I am using the latest version of Raspbian?

I have a 512MB Pi. I am trying to make sure I am getting the most out of it. I just downloaded the latest version of Raspbian and installed it on the Pi. Do I also need rpi-update? Is rpi-update ...
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Is it possible to upgrade occidentalis with latest wheezy upgrades

Is it possible to upgrade occidentalis 0.2 with the latest wheezy upgrades to improve the distro performance with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. Or can't I get the improvments if ...
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Automatic updating recommended?

Is it recommended to configure something to automatically keep an RPi updated? And if so, which method (cron-apt or something else)?
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Cannot update nor install package on Arch, getting “empty reply from server” error

:: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from va.us.mirror.archlinuxarm.org : Empty reply from server error: failed to update core (download library error) extra ...
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Updating a configured RPi - effects on configurations and settings etc

Suppose I've spent a bit of time configuring an RPi just the way I want, but then I need to take updates, both to the distro, and to the installed software. In this question how to update is covered: ...
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How do I update software and firmware?

I understand that the Software on the Raspberry Pi is divided into 3 sections: the closed-source GPU firmware, the patched ARM Linux kernel and the user space software. Is the GPU firmware on the ...