Old reposiitory

I am running an incredibly old DietPi. It all works and I have it on a number of Pis. I set up a new one byfirst cloning the SD then customising it. By the time I got to “update” what I had was too old.

I need to get at an old repository so I can install “expect” … I seem to remember I managed this once in the past but of course what i did has fallen out the back of my brain :slight_smile:

Help …

You could have started filling our troubleshooting template


  • DietPi version | cat /boot/dietpi/.version
  • Distro version | echo $G_DISTRO_NAME $G_RASPBIAN
  • Kernel version | uname -a
  • SBC model | echo $G_HW_MODEL_NAME or (EG: RPi3)
  • Power supply used | (EG: 5V 1A RAVpower)
  • SDcard used | (EG: SanDisk ultra)

As well, can you share entire output of


version 1064.1.19
uname is 4.1.19+ #858 Tue Mar 15 15.52.03 GMT 2016 armv61 GN/Linux
power supply is not a problem
SD card is not a problem
The system works fine, but I am unable to apt install because the repository is out of date

Pls can you share the entire output of following

apt update 

Uff, looks like whezzy, for which no update path exists anymore on DietPi. In 4 steps the underlying Debian could be updated to => Jessie => Stretch => Buster => Bullseye, but it will require a lot of manual steps and fixes and produce an unclean system. I suggest to flash a new DietPi image and safe yourself the pain of this lengthy upgrade path :wink:.

hmm latest kernel on Wheezy was 3.18, while 4.1 was the first one on Jessie. Still 6+ years old :smile:

I agree, it would be easier to create a fresh install.

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