Updating kernel using aptitude
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Hello all; I am using Raspbian, and my question is simple.
Is it possible to update al the packages present in the system, WITHOUT updating the Kernel? Can I update the firmware the same way, without changing the kernel?
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Although it must not be quite the same since my dongle still is very temperamental. and if u suggest to stay with stable version would u plz provide me with a brief explanation how to update the kernel with the right and safe way? If after some time you have learned some more and found that you really do want to run testing you can reconsider. The problem with Testing is that it tends to break. Unstable is the right choice for those who like to jack around with their OSs all the time. So I think it is extremely important that both Unstable and Testing have users. In other words: "I just learnt swimming in the pool in the garden, what will I encounter (and is it dangerous) if I now jump into the lake farther away in the meadows? Still, lets make the journey as painless as possible. No need to suggest sidux or Sid or Gentoo or Linux From Scratch or for that matter Slackware. I,d like to thank u all for ur useful comments,but wht abt Debian Testing(Squeeze) ? ,actually i,m very satisfied with Lenny stable release after updating a lot of software and all drivers work properly,except Microphone jack and bluetooth as well, the more important reason is i like KDE 3.5 much more that KDE 4 :) cuz i feel it's much faster and more stable,wht do u think abt that ? any body can give us more info abt his experience with Testing and wht's the ranges and level of problems that he,d faced after moving to it ? thx in advanced If you are happy with Debian stable I would strongly suggest you keep using it and not install testing. For example, on the Debian stable machine I have access to this would show linux-headers-2.6.30-bpo.1-amd64 - Header files for Linux 2.6.30-bpo.1-amd64 linux-headers-2.6.30-bpo.2-amd64 - Header files for Linux 2.6.30-bpo.2-amd64 linux-image-2.6.30-bpo.1-amd64 - Linux 2.6.30 image on AMD64 linux-image-2.6.30-bpo.2-amd64 - Linux 2.6.30 image on AMD64If 2.6.30 really is too old for you I can show you how to package a 2.6.32 kernel for your stable system, using the Debian method. Lenny stable is good for me,but recently i faced some issues that made me to consider testing,additionally i got tired updating software shipped with Lenny that as u know they have very old versions. can u tell me precisely wht are the knowledge i have to get be4 getting to Testing,may be i already have :) finally,i,ll appreciate it so much if u explain how to install the latest version of the kernel 2.6.32 ,i downloaded the source from ,but i didn't try yet to play with it ,so tell us wht u think brother. If you see you problems when installing packages from testing, please be patient, or fetch the package from unstable. If there was only one "non-stable" (call it testing or unstable or whatever you like), it would be to difficult to introduce significant changes and it would also make it very difficult for the distro to stablise for a release. But please don't forget, the exposure on the stable/testing/unstable issue was meant for a guy who asked a question, what he should be prepared of when switching from stable to testing. No, lets get the distro install and working first and tweaked out. Lets save the hair pulling and teeth gnash for later.I suspect that I may have firmware and kernel mismatch but I don't know how to check this.
[email protected] ~ $ uname -a Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11 #557 PREEMPT Wed Oct 2 BST 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux [email protected] ~ $ sudo /opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd version Oct 18 2013 Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom version dbda126981820ea5681263042435388dddf65131 (tainted) (release) My question is how do I go from this state to the latest in kernel 3.9.* branch and how do I make sure that the firmware matches that kernel version?Because i am new to Debian I would like to ask your help to do that?