I was trying to understand what exactly does it mean by OTA update?
I have come across some documents where it says the steps to do OTA upgrade and the nvidia related packages which are getting upgraded(NVIDIA Jetson Linux Developer Guide : Over-The-Air Updates | NVIDIA Docs). But as I understand it looks similar to the upgrade what we do in a normal linux system.
Rather than package upgradation, what does OTA upgrade do (in l4t 4.5) ?
Some time ago all of the NVIDIA files used were just that…loose files, and not available as a package. This meant that any regular packages from Ubuntu had to be skipped if they would have overwritten this content. Then NVIDIA built their own package-based repository server. When that server is available it means updates can occur with
apt even for the NVIDIA packages (which are now actual “
.deb” packages and not loose files). So “Over the Air” (“OTA”) is basically setting up Jetson updates to more or less be mostly using the “standard”
Thanks for the information @linuxdev .
It seems since then Nvidia added a bunch of components to the OTA