Factory-fresh phone and dropbear

Steven ** montgoss at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 22:59:52 CEST 2008

I believe it only applies to a "factory-fresh phone" because the newer
images already have dropbear upgraded.  Since dropbear doesn't need
upgraded, the ssh connection doesn't drop and everything upgrades

The factory image has this little chicken/egg problem where you can't
do a global "opkg upgrade" from the terminal on the Neo because it
restarts X (which kills the upgrade process) and you can't "opkg
upgrade" over ssh because dropbear gets upgraded and closes your ssh
connection (which kills the upgrade process).


On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 3:59 AM, Jette Derriche <jette at nerdgirl.dk> wrote:
> Hello everybody
> I got the Freerunner a week ago, and I have done the initial
> update/upgrade successfully. But I have one question to the information
> on the wiki:
> "Note that running opkg upgrade on a factory-fresh phone will upgrade
> dropbear (the ssh software) and various xserver packages, and neither
> upgrades elegantly while in use, so either upgrade dropbear from the
> FreeRunner's terminal and then upgrade the rest via ssh, or upgrade the
> xserver packages via ssh and then upgrade the rest from the FreeRunner's
> terminal"
> Why does this only apply to a factory-fresh phone? I imagine that there
> could be a reason for updating these packages in the future also?
> /Jette
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