Updating (or upgrading) the Linux system is important, still quite simple. Almost every day, the community improves the software that is used on Linux systems. Some updates are just for new features while others are incredibly important. Think of the dangerous Heartbleed Bug in the widely used cryptography library OpenSSL in April 2014.
Therefore, distribution upgrading is highly recommended on a regular basis but at least once a month.
A booted Debian-based operating system on your Banana Pi
An Internet connection
Upgrade your whole Debian-based Linux distribution by performing the following steps:
Connect to your Banana Pi remotely or open a terminal on the desktop.
Type in the following command into the shell:
$ sudo apt-get update
If asked to type the password for
sudo, enter the user's password...