clarification: images vs upgrade

Michal 'vorner' Vaner vorner at
Sun Jul 13 15:46:40 CEST 2008


On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 03:34:59PM +0200, arne anka wrote:
> > hope this helps
> not totally sure :-)
> flashing and doing opkg update && opkg upgrade
> are basically interchangeable, right?

If I understand it correctly, no. If you upgrade, you get new versions
of each installed package. If you flash, you lose all software you
installed ”over“ the basic system. But you can flash it even if the
system does not boot.

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of HDDs.

Michal 'vorner' Vaner
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