Factory-fresh phone and dropbear

Jette Derriche jette at nerdgirl.dk
Wed Jul 23 09:11:27 CEST 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 04:54 +0100, Stroller wrote:
> 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.

I dont think it is not a matter of adding more information, it is a
matter of removing misleading information... in this case the word
Users will follow the instructions on the 'getting started' page, and
then think that this is not a problem in future updates.


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