apt-get upgrade / dist-upgrade query - any benefit?
sonicsheppard last edited by
I've always kind of worked under the assumption that it was beneficial to keep the Raspberry Pi (firmware?) up to date as much as possible using sudo apt-get upgrade / dist-upgrade, but I was just wondering if this is actually the case, specifically with RetroPie?
Over the last 12+ months, there have been a few cases where performing an upgrade like this has resulted in an emulator/port/driver/script breaking - please see my forum post on OpenXCom as a recent example - https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/6491/openxcom-no-longer-working-after-installing-from-experimental-menu. So can anyone tell me if there is really any benefit to performing an apt-get upgrade / dist-upgrade, even semi-regularly if I am using a Raspberry Pi solely for RetroPie and it's emulator/port functionality?
Thank you very much.
mrbwa1 last edited by
I haven't had any issues with updating. I have heard of sporadic issues with the dist-upgrade, but they have never affected me. Then again, I'm using the binaries and not really using any of the experimental stuff.