Can't update OS Mobian Phosh
Hi all,

I've just installed Mobian Phosh on my Pinephone flashing it on my SD card. I find it incredibly useful, fast and easy to use, but waiting for improves to come.

I find a problem now when I try to update the Operative system or when I try to install any other software. I can't do it because, as it notifies me, executing dpkg was interrupted, and I have to execute it manually "dpkg --configure -a" to fix the problem.

The other problem I have, is that I can't find terminal to try to fix that, and I can't install it because of the same issue.

Thanks a lot for helping me,

(05-22-2021, 02:39 PM)Gon Wrote: ...
I can't find terminal to try to fix that, and I can't install it because of the same issue.

The terminal is the application called Kings Cross, a reference to one of the largest railway terminals in London!

Once you get going you may prefer (as I do) to remove the software application and to do your software maintenance directly in the terminal using apt.

Have fun
  • ROCKPro64 v2.1 2GB, 16Gb eMMC for rootfs, SX8200Pro 512GB NVMe for /home, HDMI video & sound, Bluetooth keyboard & mouse. Arch (6.2 kernel, Openbox desktop) for general purpose daily PC.
  • PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition, daily driver, rk2aw & U-boot on SPI, Arch/SXMO & Arch/phosh on eMMC
  • PinePhone BraveHeart now v1.2b 3/32Gb, Tow-boot with Arch/SXMO on eMMC
Thanks so much! I thought Kings Cross was a travelling software Smile)
I tried my first update using the GUI software update program like you did and ran into a similar but worse issue (OS didn't work at all) and had to re-install and instead do the first update from the terminal with apt, which worked without a problem. Note, the first update that generates initramfs is a little scary because it takes a long time to generate it and during that time it is easy to wonder if something is wrong. If the phone isn't plugged in, you may need to periodically wake it up to get it to finish.
I always ssh into the phone and use the command line. Also it seems like a good idea to keep the phone plugged in while updates are installing.
You can also adapt one of the suspend/sleep tweaks here

to prevent the phone from sleeping when using apt/apt-get..

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  bookworm vs trixie discussion for mobian in pinephone regular. zetabeta 13 1,019 02-20-2024, 03:07 AM
Last Post: anonymous
  mobian installed to eMMC - how to install tow-boot grump_fiddle_reinstall 6 1,513 11-22-2023, 11:46 AM
Last Post: aLoop100o
  Auto start application on Phosh login Zebulon Walton 8 2,994 10-14-2023, 06:29 AM
Last Post: alaraajavamma
  What actions needed to keep on mobian testing user641 3 1,608 09-05-2023, 06:44 AM
Last Post: Zebulon Walton
  Mobian boot failed with zstd message after upgrade. Mahgue 0 554 09-01-2023, 11:29 AM
Last Post: Mahgue
  how to update mobian over tor vusra 13 6,385 07-09-2023, 08:57 PM
Last Post: vusra
  opensnitch outbound firewall now works on mobian vusra 2 1,749 07-09-2023, 01:37 AM
Last Post: vusra
  Using Nativefier on PP64 with Mobian paulcarton 0 553 07-05-2023, 03:57 AM
Last Post: paulcarton
  Has anyone got briar-desktop running on mobian? vusra 5 2,775 06-19-2023, 03:02 PM
Last Post: vusra
  Using sway along phosh fdlamotte 2 3,165 05-11-2023, 04:24 PM
Last Post: kabouik

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)