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Pimusicbox upgrade distro

I want to upgrade the distro from wheezy to (in the end) buster, but with upgrading the jessie it wont past the rainbow screen after the reboot.

I was able to get into the pimusicbox adding legacy entries in the ssh_config.
is it safe to change the entries in cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb … wheezy main contrib non-free rpi
deb-src … wheezy main contrib non-free rpi


deb … wheezy main


deb … unstable main
deb-src … unstable main

and just run sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y?

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I am new to pimusicbox and mopidy, but also trying to update to buster (and add some features).

This task would be easier if a developer could give an overview of the necessary components of pimusicbox and a roadmap or thoughts on the upgrade.

I’ve given my thoughts on upgrading many times over the years. It was since added to pimusicbox/faq.rst at master · pimusicbox/pimusicbox · GitHub

I have been thinking about the future road map for some time and putting off the announcement but you are right, some clarity is required on this subject.

I tried upgrading the distro to Jessie and it kind of worked, but the source.list.d from lesbonscomptes (Upmpdcli and associated libraries downloads) are not available anymore.
But latest when trying to upgrade to Debian stretch it fails, because the kernel.img kernel7.img is missing.

Even I really like PiMusicBox I went and installed Mopidy following that article

I created my own raspberrypi musicbox based on mopidy. My primary design features on top of mopidy were:

  • Bluetooth connection to a speaker, and control play/pause from the bluetooth remote
  • Play albums using a physical non-screen interface. I am currently using a barcode scanner, but may eventually add fancier looking devices

Instructions and code: GitHub - bsaund/musicbox: Instructions and code for my raspberry pi music box