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Old 05-22-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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Is is just me or has the last few updates to sysvinit-2.84 been totally f*cked? sysvinit-2.84-i486-39,40,41 have all caused my system to not boot at all. I have to copy the rc.S and rc.M scripts from sysvinit-2.84-i486-38 to get the system to boot. Looking at the change logs, it appears that they have had many problems with these scritpts but jeez, 38 works and the rest are just garbage. Does the new sysvinit work for anyone?
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I have upgraded to current about 1 hour ago, i rebooted and all seems fine, im using 2.6.6
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I'm using a vanilla 2.6.6 kernel and it works just fine with the rc.S and rc.M scripts from version 38 but with later versions, I have an assortment of problems. From the change logs:

Mon May 17 02:04:08 PDT 2004
a/sysvinit-2.84-i486-39.tgz: In rc.S, support udev in 2.6 kernels.
In rc.M, save the contents of 'dmesg' in /var/log/dmesg.

Tue May 18 14:01:11 PDT 2004
a/sysvinit-2.84-i486-40.tgz: In rc.S, fix syntax for mounting /proc (it
really did work most of the time before ;-). I considered checking it
again later when the /etc/mtab entries are created, but we'll see if this
does the trick first. Also, fix a typo where sysctl is checked for in
/bin rather than /sbin (thanks to Tomasz Torcz for pointing that out).

Fri May 21 01:39:02 PDT 2004
a/sysvinit-2.84-i486-41.tgz: Various updates in /etc/rc.d/.
In rc.S:
Mount /proc before doing anything else.
Remove SGIVWS hwclock cruft.
Use /proc/sys/kernel/random/poolsize for random_seed (Daniel de Kok).
In rc.M:
Power down monitor after one hour (Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi).
Increase supported dmesg buffer size to 64K (Lech Szychowski).
Support an /etc/rc.d/rc.hpoj if found (Marc A. Mironescu).
In rc.6:
Remove SGIVWS hwclock cruft.
Use /proc/sys/kernel/random/poolsize for random_seed (Daniel de Kok).
Old 05-22-2004, 05:44 PM   #4
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No problem.
Old 05-22-2004, 06:24 PM   #5
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Works fine for me, I did have problem with my nvidia drivers not working but I found the solution to that here:
Old 05-22-2004, 07:29 PM   #6
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After a bit more googling and digging around various boards, it appears that I have a problem related to the "dev vs udev" arguement (best discussion on this LQ forum, BTW). I do not use udev and the scripts expect me to have it installed. As it stands, none of my ide devices, ports or usb devices are found with the newer scripts. Undecided about making the switch to udev but it looks like that I may have to.
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Installed udev and the latest sysvinit and everything seems to work. Not as much drama as I thought there would be.
Old 05-23-2004, 12:29 PM   #8
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Re: Slackware-current users:

Originally posted by hkctr
Is is just me or has the last few updates to sysvinit-2.84 been totally f*cked?
can we say f*cked on here?
Old 05-24-2004, 12:08 AM   #9
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you did, didn't you.


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