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Old 10-12-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Be careful with -current and udev-130


Just as an FYI - it is Very important to carefully follow upgrade procedures correctly when upgrading to -current. Specifically, make sure you move your /etc/rc.d/rc.udev.new file to rc.udev

The new udev apparently operates in a new way (which I haven't explored, so if anyone knows what's changed, please add to this thread), and the new init script is necessary to reflect those changes.

I forgot to update my new init scripts, and my system hanged on the next bootup at the echo

"Using /etc/random-seed to initialize /dev/urandom" .

I booted up a live cd to check my log at /var/log/messages , which showed a very scary message -

init: open(/dev/console): No such file or directory


So if you're experiencing these symptoms, definitely check that you've got the latest rc.udev script running at bootup so that it will create all the necessary devices for startup. A small live cd like Slax will do the trick - mount your root partition and copy over the new udev script (which should be installed with the latest udev package).


Cheers!

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Old 10-12-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up
 
Old 10-12-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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Just as an FYI - it is Very important to carefully follow upgrade procedures correctly when upgrading to -current.
If I may remind everybody - slackware-current is a development process. When running Slackware-current on your box, you should never upgrade packages without looking in the ChangeLog for incompatible changes.
Especially when using package managers like slapt-get and friends, you will bump your nose more than once if you are upgrading on auto-pilot.

Eric
 
Old 10-12-2008, 03:53 PM   #4
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Just as an FYI <snip>
So if you're experiencing these symptoms, definitely check that you've got the latest rc.udev script running at bootup so that it will create all the necessary devices for startup. A small live cd like Slax will do the trick - mount your root partition and copy over the new udev script (which should be installed with the latest udev package).
Cheers!
FYI, the Slackware install cd/dvd can be used to boot the system for rescue/maintenance.
 
  


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