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Old 11-22-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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Upgrading from slackware 13.0 to -current problem!


Hi,

I recently upgraded my system from 13.0 to -current using slackpkg. However, I did not go through warnings on the web regarding the exact procedure to be followed (first running install-new and then upgrade-all). I just did a upgrade-all and then rebooted the system. And then the system would not boot and gives a libblkid.so.1 related error. Upon googling, I found suggestions as to booting from the install dvd 13.0, installing the old version of e2fsprogs and then reboot and doing the neccessary changes (http://eatingsecurity.blogspot.com/2...t-updates.html).

Me being a linux newbie, don't know how exactly to do these things. Can anybody direct me with the list of commands/things to be done to solve this issue?

Thanks
 
Old 11-22-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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read this threadall the way to the bottom it will explain what happened and how to fix it use xfce4 to do it.

Last edited by Drakeo; 11-22-2010 at 08:34 PM.
 
Old 11-22-2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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I had the same problem today. I solved it by following the following steps:
  1. Reinstalled Slackware 13 to get my desktop back
  2. Downloaded Slackware 13.1
  3. Installed Slackware 13.1
  4. Once 13.1 was stable, I moved to -current

Even though I ran into a minor issue after the upgrade, but I'll be posting about it on a separate thread.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 06:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies!

I managed to use the older version of e2fsprogs and hence boot the system.Unfortunately neither kde nor xfce are opening on my system. It is related to the required libraries not being present (as far as I could comprehend the error messages). A way (I found by googling) to fix most of these problems appears to be doing the install-new using slackpkg and then upgrade-all. However, the newer kernel installed has rendered my wireless to not work too!! (and I only have wifi, no wired ports in my house ). So I am stuck in a cyclic problem!!

The problem with wireless (again, I think) is because I use ndiswrapper to detect the wireless card. Though when the system now, it says hardware installed (upon ndiswrapper -l), I read some posts related saying that newer kernel would require a recompilation of ndiswrapper (the earlier one was working nicely for 2.6.29) and this in turn requires the newer libraries!! What a cycle...

I have attached the error files I got upon trying "startx" and installing ndiswrapper (v. 1.56) using slackbuild.

startx:
Code:
date: 2009-7-31
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Slackware 13.0 Slackware Linux Project
Current Operating System: Linux paradox 2.6.35.7-smp #2 SMP Mon Oct 11 14:52:09 CDT 2010 i686
Build Date: 03 August 2009  06:51:50PM

        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Nov 23 19:06:36 2010
(==) Using default built-in configuration (39 lines)
(EE) LoadModule: Module i810 does not have a i810ModuleData data object.
(EE) Failed to load module "i810" (invalid module, 0)
(EE) module ABI major version (2) doesn't match the server's version (5)
(EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
kcheckrunning: /lib/libuuid.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libSM.so.6)
ksplashx: /lib/libuuid.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libSM.so.6)
xset:  bad font path element (#23), possible causes are:
    Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
    Directory missing fonts.dir
    Incorrect font server address or syntax
startkde: Starting up...
dbus-launch: /lib/libuuid.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libSM.so.6)
/usr/bin/kdeinit4: error while loading shared libraries: libdbusmenu-qt.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
startkde: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.
xmessage: /lib/libuuid.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libSM.so.6)
ndiswrapper installation (running slackbuild):
Code:
objcopy: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libbfd-2.20.51.0.11.20100810.so)
nm: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libbfd-2.20.51.0.11.20100810.so)
objdump: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libbfd-2.20.51.0.11.20100810.so)
as: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libbfd-2.20.51.0.11.20100810.so)
ld: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libbfd-2.20.51.0.11.20100810.so)
as: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libbfd-2.20.51.0.11.20100810.so)
@Choucete - At present that seems to be the only solution. I will try to fight for another day or two, if no success, then that is what I would have to do!
 
Old 11-23-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
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get/install l/libdbusmenu-qt-0.6.4-i486-1.txz
 
Old 11-23-2010, 09:58 PM   #6
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Problems galore!!

When I try to install this package, I get an error again related to gcc (I have version 4.5 installed). Seems like I am going around in a huge circle. I somehow think once I get my internet working, slackpkg install-new and then upgrade-all will solve some of these problems at least. But as of now, that itself is the problem.

ndiswrapper installation gives an error related to libmpc.so.2
Code:
make -C /usr/src/linux-2.6.35.7 M=/tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver
/usr/libexec/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/4.5.1/cc1: error while loading shared libraries: libmpc.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/usr/libexec/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/4.5.1/cc1: error while loading shared libraries: libmpc.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.35.7'
/usr/src/linux-2.6.35.7/arch/x86/Makefile:81: stack protector enabled but no compiler support
  LD      /tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/built-in.o
ar: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libbfd-2.20.51.0.11.20100810.so)
  MKEXPORT /tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/crt_exports.h
  MKEXPORT /tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/hal_exports.h
  MKEXPORT /tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/ndis_exports.h
  MKEXPORT /tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/ntoskernel_exports.h
  MKEXPORT /tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/ntoskernel_io_exports.h
  MKEXPORT /tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/rtl_exports.h
  MKEXPORT /tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/usb_exports.h
  CC [M]  /tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/crt.o
/usr/libexec/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/4.5.1/cc1: error while loading shared libraries: libmpc.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/4.5.1/../../../../i486-slackware-linux/bin/as: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libbfd-2.20.51.0.11.20100810.so)
make[3]: *** [/tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/crt.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.35.7'
make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/SBo/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
Have I screwed up my system totally leaving no other option than reinstalling the whole thing?
 
Old 11-24-2010, 05:35 AM   #7
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I think you forgot to install l/libmpc-0.8.2-i486-1.txz
it's a new package on -Current
 
Old 11-24-2010, 04:05 PM   #8
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This is a great example of why (for me at least) it's much easier and cleaner never to upgrade (like from 13.0 to 13.1) using the package tools. I just backup my user files or better yet keep /home on a separate partition and then do a fresh install of the new version from scratch. I keep a handy list of my usual post-install steps so I don't have to keep re-inventing the wheel. I realize this approach won't work for every use case, though.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 04:29 PM   #9
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I do not know Pat has --install-new down pretty good from stable to stable I never have a problem stable to current you can have some problems.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 05:05 PM   #10
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Success!!

Finally, I figured out a way of getting around things. Downloaded -current (full set of packages from one of the mirror sites) onto a usb, booted my system regularly and then just followed the UPGRADE.TXT file (used upgradepkg --install-new basically). Thankfully, it all worked out nice and now I have a working system!

Only thing that remains to be solved is the ndiswrapper, but I had done this before and hopefully should not take too much time for that.

Thanks a lot for all the replies guys!
 
  


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