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Old 09-11-2005, 04:25 PM   #1
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Recompile drivers after upgrade?

I'm using etch upgraded from sarge. I do updates and upgrades on a regular basis. I have my madwifi drivers and nvidia drivers compiled to my current kernel. My question is, if I do an apt-get dist-upgrade, will I have to recompile either my madwifi drivers or my nvidea drivers? I want to remain current, but do not want a surprise, and will wait until I have time if I will have to do any recompiling.


Old 09-11-2005, 05:12 PM   #2
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If your kernel version changes during an update (as I imagine it would with a dist-upgrade), then yes, you'll have to recompile your drivers.

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if your using synaptic to dist-upgrade, you can select you kernel-image package, then go in the Package menu and select Block version. The selected package won't be upgraded
Old 09-11-2005, 05:27 PM   #4
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I'm using apt, so I'll wait until next weekend when I have the time.


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Just put the kernel-image on hold if you aren't interested in worrying about other system packages. Easiest method is to use wajig.

# apt-get install wajig
# wajig hold <packagename>


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