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Old 08-08-2004, 10:09 PM   #1
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what changes when upgrading the kernel?


Just wondering if upgrading the kernel will change any of my user preferences, or any of the changes I have made to Samba config files, for instance, or other system config files.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 10:20 PM   #2
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No, no preferences are being changed. But if you decided
to -for instance- not compile smb-support for the new kernel
samba would cease working.


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Old 08-08-2004, 10:23 PM   #3
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If you are compiling a kernel - Assuming you get all the modules compiled and installed correctly, nothing should change when you upgrade your kernel. If you forget to include something then things may not work - ie like the last kernel I did I forgot to add the DMA driver for my VIA chipset, so my drives were running pretty slow for a bit

Generally, tho, the kernel upgrade won't exactly change anything, just update security or perhaps add a feature that you are chasng or whatever - depending on why you are upgrading the kernel. It certainly won't change any config files (other than the kernel config)
 
Old 08-08-2004, 10:31 PM   #4
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Thanks, I would actually be utilizing the "up2date" utility that came with Red Hat. The upgrade seems pretty harmless, form reading the advisory.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 10:42 PM   #5
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In that case, no. You aren't likely to notice any difference at all. It's more of a secureity update thing.
 
  


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