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Update kernel, which repository?

Postby br_Orion » Thu May 29 2014 - 16:28:51

I followed the http://rpi.fatdog.eu/ steps and i am using the current branch.
But there what repository should i follow to update the kernel?
Slackware ARM mirrors or follow http://rpi.fatdog.eu/index.php?p=rpiupdate steps?
And if there is only one repository to follow, why?

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Re: Update kernel, which repository?

Postby Exaga » Fri May 30 2014 - 10:35:51

br_Orion wrote:I followed the http://rpi.fatdog.eu/ steps and i am using the current branch.
But there what repository should i follow to update the kernel?
Slackware ARM mirrors or follow http://rpi.fatdog.eu/index.php?p=rpiupdate steps?
And if there is only one repository to follow, why?


Hi,

As far as I am aware, "rpi-update" uses the official Raspberry Pi Foundation repository for the source. This is, of course, the most reliable repository and the only one we use at FatDog.eu for building the Slackware ARM installer and packages for the Raspberry Pi.

"rpi-update" is just a tool (created by Hexxeh) which makes it easy to update the kernel and firmware on your Raspberry Pi. Many people say, "It's not the Slackware way of doing things." and to some point I agree, but it works and it works perfectly.

If you want to build your own kernel then by all means, you can do it. "rpi-update" just saves you time and updates the system with one command. :)
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Re: Update kernel, which repository?

Postby br_Orion » Fri May 30 2014 - 13:53:51

Thanks, i will use rpi-update.

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Re: Update kernel, which repository?

Postby br_Orion » Mon Jun 30 2014 - 03:11:11

So, if rpi-update is used to upgrade the kernel, what could be blacklisted on /etc/slackpkg/blacklist?

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kernel-firmware
kernel-headers
kernel-modules-armv7
kernel-modules-kirkwood
kernel-modules-raspi
kernel-source

Should be this?

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Re: Update kernel, which repository?

Postby Exaga » Fri Jul 04 2014 - 22:55:42

The kernel-modules-armv7/kirkwood has already been removed at the end of the install process.

I don't add anything into the blacklist for rpi-update. You could try out your ideas and see if it breaks anything. :P
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