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Old 12-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
thjvdb
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Question ethtool outdated?


Hi@all,

does anyone know, why ethtool is so outdated? ... i think it should correspond with the kernel version ... but in slackware64-14.0 its version is 2.6.36 ... which is quit old ... is there a reason or is it a failure?

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Hi@all,

does anyone know, why ethtool is so outdated? ... i think it should correspond with the kernel version ... but in slackware64-14.0 its version is 2.6.36 ... which is quit old ... is there a reason or is it a failure?

cheers
thorsten
Why do you think that? Slackware64 14.0 does have '/var//log/packages/ethtool-2.6.36-x86_64-1' for 'Sep 24 13:48'.

Looking at 'ethtool-3.6/NEWS';
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Version 3.6 - October 5, 2012

* Feature: Allow setting MDI-X state (-s option)
* Fix: Preserve pause advertising bits when setting speed and
duplex with autoneg on (-s option)
* Fix: Don't call ioctl to set EEE parameters if they are the same
as the current parameters (--set-eee option)
Problems with 'ethtool'? If so what?
Maybe you should look at: http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/

Possibly contact the admin and ask why no updates since 2012-10-05. 'ethtool' works for me and I am not experiencing any issues for the utility.
 
Old 12-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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Hi,


Why do you think that? Slackware64 14.0 does have '/var//log/packages/ethtool-2.6.36-x86_64-1' for 'Sep 24 13:48'.

Looking at 'ethtool-3.6/NEWS';Problems with 'ethtool'? If so what?
Maybe you should look at: http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/

Possibly contact the admin and ask why no updates since 2012-10-05. 'ethtool' works for me and I am not experiencing any issues for the utility.

I think you might have got confused, because you quoted ethtool 3.6, but Slackware has ethtool 2.6.36, which is from 2010

Last edited by beder; 12-01-2012 at 07:17 PM.
 
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Hi,

Your right, my bad. Transposition errors, looking at the screen to much. Thanks for showing me the error!

Still not a major issue with ethtool for me. Possibly PV just over looked. Not all packages get upgrades.
 
  


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