Raspbian Stretch Released

The next major version of the Raspbian OS was released today, and I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I’ll be walking my way through the entire series again on a fresh install, as well as upgrading my existing installations in-place. I’ll write a follow-up post detailing what I’ve found, but it might take me a while to complete.

In the meantime. If you try it on your own, please let me know if you’ve found it to be better or worse, and what issues you’ve run into along the way. Instructions for doing an in-place upgrade are available on the official Raspberry Pi blog (https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-stretch/), but it boils down to:

  1. Take a backup
  2. Edit your apt-get source lists and change all the instances of “jessie” to “stretch”.
  3. apt-get update
  4. apt-get upgrade

The instructions then tell you to purge the pulseaudio library unless you’re using it for Bluetooth audio. I’m not sure what that’s all about, since they didn’t go into detail, but maybe more details will come later on.

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4 Responses to Raspbian Stretch Released

  1. Robert Sexton says:

    I think i will wait. The last “improvement” when they went to Jessie resulted in having to redo my system completely. Thanks, Mel, your info has been very helpful. I will be waiting to see how this one turns out.

  2. enrique perez says:

    Mel I had a problem with updateing to stretch and I lost samba. I tried to research this problem but since I am a newbie to linux and raspberrypi not sure what happen. I think the problem is with samba but I donot know how to fix this Found something that I didnot understand that talked about how samba worked prior to the change something about it starting smb and nmb and now it doesnot. Found a symlink to a null device not sure what this does but anyway will look forward to your update and will try to follow it again to this this back up and working

    • Mel Grubb says:

      Well that doesn’t sound like anything that I saw when I did it. I honestly think the most expedient thing might be to take note of the shares you’ve created, or copy the lines out of the end of the smb.conf file, and then uninstall/reinstall samba from scratch. If it asks, let it overwrite your existing config files, and then just put your shares back in the config file and restart it. It might be a little inconvenient, but it’s probably the safest route.

  3. enrique perez says:

    ok will try to delete samba and reinstall it from scratc

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