Upgrading Intel® IoT Developer Kit libraries – Intel® Edison or Intel® Galileo board

Your Intel® Edison or Intel® Galileo board came with the official operating system, based on Yocto Linux* and the latest version of the Intel® IoT Developer Kit  (dev kit) libraries. From time to time, you should check if there is a new version of the libraries available.

The operating system uses opkg as the package manager. Below are the commands to add the repository and to update the libraries if a new version of dev kit is available.

The following commands should be run in a terminal with access to the Edison or Galileo board. Open a serial terminal, or a ssh connection, whichever you prefer. 

Add the repository – Edison only

This step is not required on Galileo boards running the dev kit. To update the libraries, you need to add this repository to the opkg list of repositories. You only need to do this step once. After that, you can check for updates anytime you wish. 

$ echo "src intel-iotdk http://iotdk.intel.com/repos/1.1/intelgalactic" > /etc/opkg/intel-iotdk.conf

To update the dev kit packages 

Since we already have set up the repository, we can check for updates and install new versions with the commands:

$ opkg update

$ opkg upgrade



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