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Old 01-27-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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Slapt-get upgrade to current killed my system


Heres what happened. I had the bright idea of changing the slapt-get config to point to the current ftp rather than 10.0. after a few hours of donwlaoding it upgradedmy system with all the new packages. my problem now is that kde wont start. it looks like it starts correctly but then in the top left corner i get a white box that says could not start kdeinit. chck your installation. then i click ok and it goes back to console where i get many errors about eror while loading shared libraries: libidn.so.11 any help would be great since i really dont want to have to format and reinstall.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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Please read the change log.

There was and addition of a lib and a driver name change that will not be resolved by swaret or slaptget.

Please read the change log.

Oh, and one more thing........


PLEASE READ THE CHANGE LOG.

 
Old 01-27-2005, 06:14 PM   #3
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the changelog is huge and i have no idea what im looking for. if you could just tell me what package i need to get or what i need to do that would be wonderful.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:04 PM   #4
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l/libidn-0.5.8-i486-1.tgz: Added libidn-0.5.8.

I believe this is what you might be missing.
Also, be sure that the keyboard driver in xorg.conf is "kbd"

The "added" lib is from the changlog addition dated Oct 14, where KDE 3.3.1 was added.

This should help. If not post back any errors.

Don't mean to sound harsh, but these swaret etc broke my system threads are starting to be my pet peeve.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:12 PM   #5
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I'm not sure when you did all this, but "-current" is on the verge of becoming 10.1. As such, PV has added updates to aaa-elflibs:

a/aaa_elflibs-10.1.0-i486-1.tgz: Updated initial library collection.
Please remember that (as the package description notes) this package is
only intended to be installed at an initial installation, and attempting
to "upgrade" it later may copy over newer libraries and cause damage to
your system. Some broken upgrade tools haven't learned this fact...

This update WILL completely hose your system.
This is why one MUST read the changelogs if you are running current. If this is the case, a complete re-install is likely in order as all of your libs have been overwritten.

Hopefully this is not the case and my previouse post will solve your problems.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:32 PM   #6
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oo thank you muchly i know it seems like a really newbish thing to ask and im not al that linux affluent but i tend to install msot of my programs from source rather than packages and this is like the first time ive used slap-get sorry for the annoyingness of the question.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:53 PM   #7
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quick follow up i got a minro problem thats related for some reason the upgrade killed my sound and when i run alsaconf it doesnt find my soundcard any suggestions?
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:12 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by zwyrbla
oo thank you muchly i know it seems like a really newbish thing to ask and im not al that linux affluent but i tend to install msot of my programs from source rather than packages and this is like the first time ive used slap-get sorry for the annoyingness of the question.
No apology needed. Many people know how apt-get works in Debian systems and they "assume" slapt-get/swaret solve all the upgrade/install/dependency problems the same way. They make the update process a little easier, but you still need to read the changelogs to get a real picture of what is being added/subtracted/updated. Slackware is a "thinking" person's distro and is very simple to administer so long as you don't chuck the "thinking" part when you choose to use these 3rd party package management systems.

Reading the changelog on a regular basis if you are running -current is a MUST - period.

The fact that you compile most of your programs from source shows you have picked the right distro. Slack makes that easy. Easiest distro for compiling a kernel as well (IMHO).

I'm assuming from your following post that you got things running OK.

Can't help you much with alsa I'm afraid - but knowing your sound card may help me/others to help you....

Later
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:13 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by zwyrbla
quick follow up i got a minro problem thats related for some reason the upgrade killed my sound and when i run alsaconf it doesnt find my soundcard any suggestions?
recompile the alsa drivers for your card

do a search on me and alsa, cuz i posted a tutorial a few times.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:22 PM   #10
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There was and addition of a lib and a driver name change that will not be resolved by swaret or slaptget.
Sorry man swaret does get the lib, slapt-get doesn't, so thats why I use swaret. Also if you updated kde you need to del /tmp/kde-username/sycoca otherwise you get a whole bunch of errors on the console screen and in the logs.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:29 PM   #11
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Originally posted by tormented_one
Sorry man swaret does get the lib, slapt-get doesn't, so thats why I use swaret. Also if you updated kde you need to del /tmp/kde-username/sycoca otherwise you get a whole bunch of errors on the console screen and in the logs.
I stand corrected

I don't use either (swaret for a while), but rsync -current to my server and use upgradepkg.

tormented_one:

Where in the Swiss Alps are you?
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:40 PM   #12
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well thansk everyone i have jsut about everything in working order wiht the exception of gimp 2.2.3 not being able to recognize jpg's but oh well im sure ill find out how to fix it thanks everyone.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:50 PM   #13
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huh, swaret updated and resolved everything on my system perfectly. I haven't had any probs. Though I hand compile glibc against the 2.6.10 headers, but everything else is stock from patrick.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:51 PM   #14
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Sorry man I didn't realize that was there. My G/F prolly changed it as a joke. I'm from TX, USA. Sorry and she deleted my fc2 and other slack-current I had on there, too. Sorry
 
Old 01-27-2005, 09:19 PM   #15
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My G/F prolly changed it as a joke.
She better be cute

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I'm from TX, USA.
Well, that explains everything......

 
  


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