"I'll just test wlroots master on this Rockchip board" has gone from "let me find a power supply" to "alright time to compile Mesa I guess".
Debian on ARM and its outdated user-space can be very frustrating.
If someone struggles to find an ARM image with user-space that doesn't come from the last century, there are a bunch of random Manjaro images here:
At least it's better than nothing…
@emersion When you're talking about "Debian user space", your mean the softwares available from Debian repositories, or am I getting it wrong ?
@lynne Yeah, I know that it isn't that bad with unstable repos. I thought I wouldn't be able to enable it because it's using third-party repos and not really Debian upstream, but let's try…
@emersion I've done it on an odroid before it went with upstream kernels.
As long as you don't upgrade the kernel (if it's custom) and keep the headers (in case the blobs are using dkms) and don't touch uboot (because of course it needs one) then everything else should upgrade fine.
You can apt block packages to keep them from being upgraded.
"It isn't that bad" does it injustice, the packagers really know what they're doing.
look at it that way:
It tries to minimize the external sources of change that affect your installation.
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