Mobian has new separate packages to support the PinePhone Pro
(03-15-2023, 10:08 AM)diederik Wrote:
(03-15-2023, 07:29 AM)mburns Wrote:
(03-14-2023, 07:18 AM)diederik Wrote:
(03-09-2023, 03:46 PM)mburns Wrote: There is now a held back version of the Mobian pinephonepro-support package that is necessary for a working network connection. So users can not update Mobian until that package is not held back. This is as of Thursday afternoon, March 9.

Actually, a distribution should automate this kind of transition, before wifi is lost. Everyday an updated installation is not functional, a fraction of users would be lost.

Agreed, but this caused by an unfortunately set of circumstances:
- Mobian is actually Debian + Mobian, so actually 2 distros combined into 1
- Debian made a change in non-free-firmware which collided with a 'patch' that Mobian had, while unaware that Mobian had that
- So Mobian dropped their patch and switched to the Debian package, but the change wrt the non-free-firmware archive area hadn't been communicated yet

A new archive area (non-free-firmware) is something that rarely happens, so chances of that happening again are really slim.
There's now better collaboration/coordination between Debian and Mobian to (hopefully) prevent such things from happening again.

When a transition needs to happen within Debian, that is automatically handled. But such things don't work (automatically) across distros.


The explanation is appreciated. But my copy of Mobian is now on the smaller and slower chip for the time being.
I had an image file which fit the size of the chip, so a command like this worked to reinstall Mobian on the chip that was inserted into a Linux computer.

# umount /dev/sdb1
# umount /dev/sdb2
# dd if=Mobian.img of=/dev/sdb bs=4M
# sync; sync

If the image does not fit, then the Linux tools are needed to resize the /dev/sdb2 partition after the copy.

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