[maemo-users] 4.2007.38-2 available

From: Igor Stoppa igor.stoppa at nokia.com
Date: Wed Oct 3 16:45:22 EEST 2007
On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 16:33 +0300, ext Eero Tamminen wrote:

> Some misc notes of upgrades.
> I'm pretty sure that the dist-upgrade is going to require tens
> of MBs of free space to do e.g. because some of the packages are
> pretty large (check for example the Browser packages in garage).
> Although the update would be automatic, doing all the package upgrades
> (downloading & saving the packages, then upgrading them etc) will be
> taking a lot of time.  Marius, are we talking about hours here?
> (During which the device may not run out of free space or battery
> or you might need to reflash anyway.)
> Because Chinook release is ABI incompatible[1], the upgrade will
> break many of the Bora 3rd party packages, so you need anyway
> to install Chinook versions of them.  Therefore dist-upgrade
> is less useful from Bora to Chinook than people might think.

I'd be happy if it could happen in 2 steps:
-download to local filesystem (MMC) the critical packages
-install from it only if there is enough energy available (full battery
or AC power)

This still leaves open the path of user removing either the card or the
battery but in that case the (potential) bricking is well deserved.

> Note also that the package alternative to reflashing might not give you
> everything due to same reason why Debian apt-get dist-upgrade might not
> be same as re-install[2].

Bootloader, Kernel and initfs should be packaged, but technically
nothing is preventing from reflashing them.

Cheers, Igor

Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa at nokia.com>
(Nokia Multimedia - CP - OSSO / Helsinki, Finland)

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