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Old 11-08-2019, 09:26 AM   #1
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kernel-firmware missing after latest kernel update to 4.4.199


Somehow the updated kernel-firmware package got lost in the recent update to 4.4.199.

There was patches/packages/linux-4.4.190/kernel-firmware-20190821_c0fb3d9-noarch-1.txz before, but there's no kernel-firmware package anymore in the linux-4.4.199 directory.

Be careful when you use automatic tools for updating because you might accidentally downgrade to Slackware 14.2's stock kernel-firmware-20160628git-noarch-1 then.

Can we get a recent kernel-firmware package again, please? :-)

Edit: tonight's update re-delivered the kernel-firmware packge

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Old 11-08-2019, 10:13 AM   #2
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You'll find it (and later updates) here: http://slackware.uk/cumulative/slack...slackware64/a/
Or, if you've got a 32bit system: http://slackware.uk/cumulative/slack...t/slackware/a/
 
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:51 AM   #3
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Whole thing is down.

https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/....slackware.com
 
Old 11-08-2019, 12:09 PM   #4
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So, I'm thinking I'll defer moving from 4.4.190 for a day or two while this sorts itself out.
 
Old 11-08-2019, 12:18 PM   #5
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Plenty of mirrors out there working: slackware.osousl.org, slackware.uk, slackware.nl...
 
Old 11-08-2019, 12:51 PM   #6
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have tried several - all I've found so far suggest replacing

installed: kernel-firmware-20190821_c0fb3d9-noarch-1
with kernel-firmware-20160628git-noarch-1


I'll wait a bit
 
Old 11-08-2019, 12:58 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kgha View Post
You'll find it (and later updates) here:
Or, if you've got a 32bit system:
The OP is using 14.2 not -current.

And the firmware does seem to be lost in the aether.

Last edited by Skaendo; 11-08-2019 at 01:03 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2019, 01:23 PM   #8
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The firmware package does not depend on 32/64 bit or the kernel version, so feel free to use e.g. the -current one. They are copied onto hardware devices, not code to be run by the CPU.
 
Old 11-08-2019, 01:25 PM   #9
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The OP is using 14.2 not -current.

And the firmware does seem to be lost in the aether.
The link provided is "cumulative". It includes files for 14.1, 14.2 & current. The 14.2 firmware-kernel patch is there.
 
Old 11-08-2019, 01:28 PM   #10
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Running without new firmware file

This morning I updated without the new firmware file and everything seems to be running fine. Is this OK or should I be expecting problems?

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Old 11-08-2019, 01:33 PM   #11
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The link provided is "cumulative". It includes files for 14.1, 14.2 & current. The 14.2 firmware-kernel patch is there.
That just doesn't make sense to me. Not the "cumulative" part, but that 14.1, 14.2 & current would be placed in the same directory. That seems like a recipe for disaster.
 
Old 11-08-2019, 01:52 PM   #12
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That just doesn't make sense to me. Not the "cumulative" part, but that 14.1, 14.2 & current would be placed in the same directory. That seems like a recipe for disaster.
These repositories are intended for people wanting to install an old version of a software not found anymore on another mirror for a specific need, not to be used to keep updated a system, let alone using an automated tool like slackpkg.

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Old 11-08-2019, 01:57 PM   #13
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That seems like a recipe for disaster.
Why is that? The great thing with the cumulative repo is that you can find older versions, e.g if a new upgrade breaks something. Say that you're running 14.2 and the recent python-2.7.17 update creates havoc. But where to find the previous version? Thanks to the cumulative repo you can easily downgrade to 2.7.16 and then, with a fully functional system, patiently work out what happened.
You're not supposed to make it your default repo (then, I admit, disaster will be around the corner).
 
Old 11-08-2019, 02:16 PM   #14
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That cumulative -current directory does not have python-2.7.16-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz which was compiled on 14.2 against the libc of 14.2, and was in /patches. Instead, it has python-2.7.16-x86_64-1.txz compiled on what was -current at that time, against the libc which was current on -current then.

But it's different with the firmware packages, as they are not compiled at all.

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Old 11-08-2019, 02:48 PM   #15
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That cumulative -current directory does not have python-2.7.16-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz which was compiled on 14.2 against the libc of 14.2, and was in /patches. Instead, it has python-2.7.16-x86_64-1.txz compiled on what was -current at that time, against the libc which was current on -current then.
This was what I was thinking, which can lead to breaks.
 
  


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