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Old 05-25-2004, 07:58 AM   #1
Lucinda
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When Do You Update Lilo?


I recently upgraded from 9.1 to Current with swaret and excluded the option to update lilo (I updated everything else including the kernel). I was wondering whether I should also update lilo? How do you determine when to update it? I can understand that the kernel should be updated from current to keep everything in sync with the rest of the programs/libraries, but does the same hold true for lilo?

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Old 05-25-2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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lilo only needs to be updated if you have a problem with it. the kernel really only needs to be upgraded if there is a security problem found or you have hardware that is not currently handled. or of course for your own fun.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 02:39 PM   #3
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It depends on whether you mean "update the lilo program to a newer version" or "update the contents of the /etc/lilo.conf file". If you want to have your system start using the new kernel, then Yes, you need to update /etc/lilo.conf to reference the new kernel. Once you've done that then run the lilo program by doing (as root): /sbin/lilo

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Old 05-25-2004, 10:36 PM   #4
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I meant to ask about upgrading the program itself. Currently I have swaret set to ignore Lilo updates, but I noticed that the Slack changelog showed a change to the lilo program :"a/lilo-22.5.9-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to lilo-22.5.9. - Patched liloconfig to only suggest using ide-scsi for 2.4.x kernels." and I was wondering if it's a good idea to upgrade the lilo program when changes are made by Slack.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 09:21 AM   #5
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hello Lucinda

you wrote :
I was wondering if it's a good idea to upgrade the lilo program when changes are made by Slack.

I remember the slack9.1 lilo version was 22.5.7.2, so this is actually an upgrade

by the way as you ask question about the changelog, it is sometimes written
" package recompiled against kernel x.x.x ..."
or
" package recompiled against kernel x.x.x headers ..."

if you do not run the kernel x.x.x that is specified in these lines,
will these packages behave well ?

I currently run the 2.6.6 while Voldering is still at the 2.4.26
 
  


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