The error with the packaging DB getting locked usually occurs within 60-70 secs after boot up. I wait 2-3 minutes for Raspbian OS to finish its health checks before checking for updates. The lock is supposed to be temporary. As for KSTARS not updating, the AstroBerry canonical list is limited to few libraries. This is to ensure that the paradigm of AstroBerry doesn’t get so messed up that Kaczorek spends a long time fixing.
I added the canonical libraries of KSTARS Bleeding, INDI, and a Raspbian. That was it. Raspbian is nothing like Ubuntu. Ubuntu mixes i386 with ARMFH. For example, under Ubuntu, a Raspberry kernel update will never install because a symbolic link it tries to create is on the FAT32 side of Raspbian. I sought support and was told this kernel is for i386 and who is Raspberry?
I just read on CN that Kstars 3.5.3 has "real time" vectoring for polar alignment - very exciting. So, I fired up my Astroberry Pi4 and attempted to sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade. Unfortunately, I can't seem to remember the root password!
Forget for a moment I read moments ago here that 3.5.3 has not yet been released for Astroberry, am I SOL on the password? Do I have to do a complete reinstall? I'm currently connected via VNC, if that matters.
Well, well, well - it turns out there apparently was no root password set. I used sudo passwd root and was able to fix things. Wow, I am shocked I didn't set this already.
Last edit: 1 year 2 months ago by Paul Nixon. Reason: additional info