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Updating instructions

Methods of updating

There is no need to regularly flash the newest images to your phone because the underlying system is built on pre-existing package managers for maintaining integrity. You can use the GUI applications (usually 'Software' or 'Discover') or because there is always a terminal nearby, these commands will help you stay updated with the latest available programs from your default selected repository.

Mobian and other Debian-based distributions

To update all software, the following command will refresh the package cache, check for updates and install them:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

If some packages were held back, you can update them with:

$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Manjaro and other Arch-based distributions

To update all packages under Arch-based distributions, the package manager pacman can be used:

$ sudo pacman -Syu

Note: sudo pacman -Syu --cachedir /path/to/external can be used for a separate download location to improve installation speed, otherwise consider reading https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman#Configuration for further optimization.

If you encounter any errors during the update, you may have to update the Pacman mirrors. Under Manjaro this can be done using sudo pacman-mirrors -f