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Old 09-16-2012, 01:32 PM   #16
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Question Kernel upgrade question


Got Slackware 14RC running on a laptop here, rock solid so far, but had to compile a newer kernel (3.4.x) to get the ALPS touchpad to work.
I compiled the 3.4 kernel with the existing 3.2.28 headers. Sorry if this sounds like a noobish question but now let's say Pat updates to a 3.2.29 or even a 3.4.x kernel and the distro ends up with a new headers package, wouldn't that mean a recompile is required since the header files have changed (3.2.28 --> 3.x.x)?

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Old 09-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #17
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Always stick with the version of kernel headers that were compiled with the version of glibc. In other words, don't worry about the kernel headers until glibc is upgraded.

More here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nt-4175415605/
 
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:35 PM   #18
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Thanks for the link. RC5 just came out with a glibc upgrade among other things (kernel and header packages too)
...so if I understood correctly, I'll have to recompile the 3.4.11 kernel on that laptop, right?
 
Old 09-19-2012, 11:44 PM   #19
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Just checked the Change Logs (09/19/12 at 20:40 hrs PDT) and Pat has decided to use 3.2.29 Kernel in RC5 and has stated that unless major bugs found, this will be Slackware 14!

I can't wait!
 
Old 09-20-2012, 12:01 AM   #20
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But Pat also said that 3.2.30 was also released just a couple of hours before writing that change log. Personally, after reviewing the change log for 3.2.30 and seeing all the security fixes in there (along with a couple of OLD, serious bugs squashed), there's a good chance I'm going to upgrade to it when 14.0 is released.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 12:16 AM   #21
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But Pat also said that 3.2.30 was also released just a couple of hours before writing that change log. Personally, after reviewing the change log for 3.2.30 and seeing all the security fixes in there (along with a couple of OLD, serious bugs squashed), there's a good chance I'm going to upgrade to it when 14.0 is released.
Wait... all the security fixes? The only security related thing I saw was a bluetooth information leak of ONE single byte! I'd definitely respin for security holes (even though printing has to come before replication, and I've already halted the presses once), but didn't see anything of note. And if there are old bugs that are so serious that you've run into them (and/or can tell me how to reproduce them here) please tell me. If it's serious enough, we'll halt again. Thanks!
 
Old 09-20-2012, 01:47 AM   #22
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Talking

honestly I can't wait for 14 I got an i3 that's been setting bare drooling. yes I could install rc and upgrade been playing with slackware gawd since 10.2 and can't wait for 14!

Robert
 
Old 09-20-2012, 03:02 AM   #23
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kernel 3.2.29 seems to solve the freeze problem of previous kernels. It has been running about 2 days, no freeze occurred. But I compiled that kernel on my own using 3.2.28's config file, and two changes: corresponding processor family and preemption kernel.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 02:27 PM   #24
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From Slackware 14 RELEASE_NOTES as Sept 20 2012:

Quote:
If you'd like to try out some of the newer kernel branches, you'll
find .config files for Linux 3.4.11, 3.5.4, and 3.6-rc4 in the
/testing/source/ directory.
So definitively some additional kernels to play around (at least the .config files) will be available.

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #25
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Oops, RC5's kernel 3.2.29 just froze

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Old 09-20-2012, 04:33 PM   #26
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Retrace your steps, what caused it?

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Originally Posted by mlangdn View Post
Always stick with the version of kernel headers that were compiled with the version of glibc. In other words, don't worry about the kernel headers until glibc is upgraded.

More here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nt-4175415605/
The Kernel Headers package seriously just needs to be renamed to:

glibc-kernel-headers-$version-$arch.txz

To where this question doesn't need to be asked ever again.

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