Why do we need the bb update command?
On Linux there is often no single source of truth
On the BB-400 there are often multiple ways to perform an action. For example, the hostname can be changed in 5 different ways:
- Using nmtui command
- Through the web admin page (cockpit)
- Changing the hostname in the files /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname
- Using the BB-CLI
- Using the
bb update command gets the current settings on the BB-400 and updates the
This makes it easy for the user to view and change the settings in one place even though the settings were changed outside of the BB-CLI.
If you need multiple BB-400s to have the same configuration, you can simply copy the configuration file (
/boot/bb_config.yaml) and deploy it on other BB-400s.
How does the bb update command work?
bb update command on the command line and wait for the following response.
Note: Requires root or sudo access.
bb@bb400-00b0:~ $ sudo bb update
"message": "Finished update"
The user should now be able to see the current settings of the BB-400 on the
/boot/bb_config.yaml file or by running the command
bb config on the command line.