How to Apply Distro Upgrade (apt upgrade) on Jetson Modules? -

How to Apply Distro Upgrade (apt upgrade) on Jetson Modules?

Jetson AGX Xavier | Jetson Nano | Jetson TX2 NX | Jetson Xavier NX

14 February 2022

Hardware: DSBOX-NX2

OS: Jetpack 4.5

In this blog post, we will prevent the L4T packages’ upgrading on “apt upgrade” or “apt-get upgrade” commands. First, we will hold the “nvidia-l4t-*” packages to upgrade. Then, we will upgrade our all packages without them.

Holding the L4T Packages

Open a terminal and type this command below:

sudo apt-mark hold 'nvidia-l4t-*'

As you can see that, all “nvidia-l4t-*” packages set on hold. 

Now, let’s update all packages with APT.

Upgrading All Packages Without L4T

To check the updates on all packages, type this command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update

Then, you can try to upgrade them:

sudo apt-get upgrade

At the beginning of this command, you can see all hold packages will keep back.

At this point, press “y” to accept installing packages on the Jetson module.

A few minutes later... (it depends on network speed)

At the end of the upgrading step, you can check it again.

As you can see that, the holding command works.

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