Installing Updates [off-topic]

asked 2014-01-20 15:49:58 +0300

peku gravatar image

updated 2015-01-23 14:12:09 +0300

eric gravatar image

Could the future updates downloaded to your computer and transfer it to your phone via Dropbox, for example?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is off-topic or not relevant" by JSEHV
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Updating an OS is not so easy as it appears. If you ask for several update methods, the first consequence is to enlarge the validation test list. So the time needed to qualify an update is going to be longer. Keep in mind : if update fails, it could let the jolla in an unstable & non-working state.

TNZ ( 2014-01-20 16:03:19 +0300 )edit

Does the updating use RPM?

vattuvarg ( 2014-01-20 16:17:24 +0300 )edit

Yes ... but, if you have already observed an Ubuntu distro upgrade for example, it's done via multiple sets of packages installation. It must be done with a special order. However, there's Sailfish but there's the "BIOS" too which could need an update. It's not so easy. It's hard to make it simple !

TNZ ( 2014-01-20 16:27:29 +0300 )edit

RPM dependencies seem to take care of at least some of the load-in-a-specific-order problems. (Running Mageia on my computers, also with RPM packages). But are we talking small updates or system upgrades?

vattuvarg ( 2014-01-20 18:12:03 +0300 )edit

Well, you could save the repo to an image, transfer it to the device and mount it for upgrade. For example the Fedora upgrade tool, FedUp, can work like this. :)

MartinK ( 2014-01-21 00:38:23 +0300 )edit