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[Solved] How to keep Lighttpd on a Raspberry

Added by dcaccount about 1 month ago

Hello,

for years I have used Lighttpd on my raspberry with no issues but (my fault) I have worried about updating it.

My question is simple.

Is Lighttpd updated every time I update the Raspberry with the usual commands, “apt-get update” and then “upgrade” or shall I do any other procedure to keep Lighttpd uptodate?

Thanks,
Daniele


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RE: How to keep Lighttpd on a Raspberry - Added by gstrauss about 1 month ago

When the RPi repository is updated with a newer version of lighttpd, apt-get update; apt-get upgrade will update the RPi.

Unfortunately, Debian, Ubuntu, RPi and numerous other distros practice "neglect" instead of "maintenance". Packages in existing releases of these distros are sparsely updated. To get the latest version of software such as lighttpd, you can periodically (once a year or so) consider doing a full reinstall/upgrade of RPi with the latest RPi release. As an alternative, you can point your RPi /etc/apt/sources.list to an additional 'backports' repository matching your release, as the backports might have a newer release available for the latest stable release of the RPi distro.

The latest official lighttpd release is currently lighttpd 1.4.65.
For Debian-based systems, you can see which versions are available as packages in which Debian releases: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/lighttpd

RE: How to keep Lighttpd on a Raspberry - Added by dcaccount about 1 month ago

Thanks for replying.

Can you please be so kind to advise on how to full reinstall it without loosing any configuration?

Thanks!
Daniele

RE: How to keep Lighttpd on a Raspberry - Added by gstrauss about 1 month ago

Please keep in mind that this is not a support forum for Raspberry Pi.

A simple search in a search engine turned up these
https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/raspberry-pi-bullseye-update-april-2022/
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

More technical details in
https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/computers/os.html#updating-and-upgrading-raspberry-pi-os

https://raspberrytips.com/update-raspberry-pi-latest-version/

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