On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:22:29 AM CEST Corey Combs wrote:
All, thank you for the replies yesterday. Would you
be able to offer
some more insight into updating the 2 packages? I have had some
successes, but not all the beagle bones have
recognized the new version of batman-adv when I run batctl -v.
The general method I've been using is the script here
with version 2016.4.
The starting version on the Beagle Bones is batctl debian-2012.1.0-1 >
Could you get even higher than 2016.4, like 2018.x? Or is your kernel too old?
[batman-adv 2012.5.0] as mentioned previously.
After running this script and doing a
$ modprobe batman-adv
$ batctl -v
I get $ batctl 2016.4 [batman-adv 2012.5.0].
That looks like you still have the old kernel module loaded, or the new one
not installed properly.
I have also attempted to uninstall batctl and batman-adv with
$ apt-get --purge remove batctl
$ apt-get --purge remove batman-adv
and reinstall using the script, but that hasn't worked across all devices.
Not sure if that is right, as batman-adv (at least nowadays) comes as part of
the Linux kernel, and not as a Debian package. You can install/deinstall
batctl using apt-get though.
The laptop I have is running Debian 9.5 with batctl debian-2016.5-1
[batman-adv 2016.4] and the Beagles are running Debian 7.9. I would
like to avoid reimaging the Beagles at this point in time.
Please pardon my lack of knowledge on the topic, as I'm still
relatively new to Linux and have been learning a great deal in the
past few months.
I greatly appreciate your help on the topic.
You can check the selected kernel module using modinfo. Like that:
# modinfo batman-adv
description: B.A.T.M.A.N. advanced
author: Marek Lindner <mareklindner(a)neomailbox.ch>ch>, Simon Wunderlich
vermagic: 4.17.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 SMP mod_unload modversions
Here you can also see the position where the kernel module is loaded from.
This should show 2016.4 (or whatever version you wanted to install), if it
doesn't, something went wrong in your installation.