Factory-fresh phone and dropbear

Stroller stroller at stellar.eclipse.co.uk
Wed Jul 23 05:54:22 CEST 2008

On 22 Jul 2008, at 09:59, Jette Derriche wrote:
> "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?

You're right. It doesn't apply only to a factory-fresh phone, it  
applies any time dropbear is updated. Hopefully users will recognise  
this, because it was explained to them in this Quickstart guide. If  
not we'll need to add an FAQ to the wiki or make the Quickstart  
explain this better.


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