Questions tagged [update]

For questions regarding how to update the Pi's operating systems, programming languages, and applications (both native and external). Consider also tagging with the program or OS that you are updating if appropriate, and use [rpi-update] instead for the tool itself.

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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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Upgrades possible on a Raspberry Pi

What are the possible upgrades one can perform on a Raspberry Pi (Model B) in terms of SD card capacity, etc., using a USB hub to increase the number of available USB ports? I understand the memory is ...
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How do I upgrade Raspbian?

I have my Raspberry Pi setup how I want, but I have an older version than what is currently available (2012-10-28-wheezy-raspbian.zip). How do I upgrade the kernel, firmware, etc.? I have upgraded ...
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Can I safely hook up my Raspbian device to the Internet?

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi, and I would like to attach it to my local network and (via port forwarding) let it be reachable from 'the outside world'. My plan is to run Apache with PHP on it, ...
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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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apt-get update and upgrade says “packages have been kept back”

I ran an update and an upgrade (apt-get update and apt-get upgrade) and I get the following message: The following packages have been kept back: alsa-base scratch What do I do to get these ...
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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 make 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 three sections: the closed-source GPU firmware, the patched ARM Linux kernel and the user space software. Is the GPU firmware on the ...

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