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Old 12-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Slackware-current upgrades today.


Armageddon is shaping up rather well today.

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Fri Dec 21 07:01:05 UTC 2012
Every time the world is about to end, all I want to do is compile kernels.
So, here you go...  the final kernel updates. *
Still testing the new glibc, which removes the gets() function and may or may
not be a safe upgrade yet.  It might be safer after the next gcc comes out.
a/kernel-firmware-20121220git-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-generic-3.7.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-generic-smp-3.7.1_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-3.7.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-smp-3.7.1_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-3.7.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-smp-3.7.1_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/binutils-2.23.51.0.6-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/gcc-4.7.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/gcc-g++-4.7.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/gcc-gfortran-4.7.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/gcc-gnat-4.7.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/gcc-go-4.7.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/gcc-java-4.7.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/gcc-objc-4.7.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/kernel-headers-3.7.1_smp-x86-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/oprofile-0.9.7-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
k/kernel-source-3.7.1_smp-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
isolinux/initrd.img:  Rebuilt.
kernels/*:  Upgraded.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img:  Rebuilt.
* Until the next b'ak'tun.  See you all in 13.0.0.0.0!  :-)
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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Yes, as I wrote in some other thread:

May all the future doomsdays be as good as this one

Thank you Pat for the updates.

Last edited by sycamorex; 12-21-2012 at 10:04 AM. Reason: There was a clash in what I thought I was writing and what I was actually typing.
 
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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A nice Christmas gift
 
Old 12-21-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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Okay, so I have a customized boot CD so I just plucked the new kernel and the new /lib/modules/
Everything is good booting up from USB but now my usb stick is /dev/sda and the sata hard-drive is /dev/sdb which is the opposite of before. Has anyone else seen this or is this just a feature of the newer kernels? Needless to say, my installation scripts are pining for the fjords.

TIA and Merry Christmas.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 06:57 AM   #5
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The gcc bugfix release is appealing but I'm not sure I want to jump on the 'current' treadmill just yet. I think I'll just cherry pick these tool-chain updates for now.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 06:58 AM   #6
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The gcc bugfix release is appealing but I'm not sure I want to jump on the 'current' treadmill just yet. I think I'll just cherry pick these tool-chain updates for now.
That's my plan for now too.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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Yeah, i'm only upgrading the gcc, binutils, and oprofile without touching the kernels-* package for now
 
Old 12-22-2012, 08:18 AM   #8
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Bad MD5 sums

I tried to install the upgrades today and it failed with bad MD5 sums. What's the fix?
 
Old 12-22-2012, 08:30 AM   #9
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I tried to install the upgrades today and it failed with bad MD5 sums. What's the fix?
Try running slackpkg upgrade-all again and re-install any files that had bad md5 sums.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #10
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Bad MD5 sums

Tried it again. Slackpkg reports all md5's are bad. Tried another mirror - same results. I downloaded the files manually and installed them manually with no problems. Not quite sure how to upgrade the new initrc.img file. It is not a .tgz format. I was able to make a init.gz for the new kernel which works fine. Thanks & Merry Christmas!
 
Old 12-22-2012, 11:44 AM   #11
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Just upgraded and the old nvidia version i was using wouldnt compile because it was looking for a "version.h" in the kernel source that wasnt there.

If you have an nvidia card, save yourself a headache and download the latest nvidia driver for your card before that first reboot.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 12:12 PM   #12
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How did he know I wanted a new kernel for Christmas?!

Many Thanks!

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You and Yours!

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:16 PM   #13
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Tried it again. Slackpkg reports all md5's are bad. Tried another mirror - same results. I downloaded the files manually and installed them manually with no problems. Not quite sure how to upgrade the new initrc.img file. It is not a .tgz format. I was able to make a init.gz for the new kernel which works fine. Thanks & Merry Christmas!
Cool. Happy to hear you got it sorted out! You're very welcome! Merry Christmas to you as well.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #14
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The new kernel is working very well.
If it works well for a near novice like myself, it should work for just about everyone (just about ).
Appears to have better support for HDMI audio (off of my Nvidia graphics card). KDE actually automatically found it and used it, but there is still no volume control. I think it woke up everyone in the house.

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Old 12-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #15
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I upgraded all but the kernel. I am already on a custom 3.7.1.
 
  


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