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So, I've been looking at the 2.6.0 source. Lots of good changes overall, but to actually use it, you need to install module-init-tools, and leave around the old modutils package gracefully installed so that you can use either one as you switch kernels or make initrd images. Mandrake "cooker" seems to have a workable modification to split the packages up and version number them and use the "/etc/alternative" symbolic link trick, but I'm having a heck of a time moving that over to RedHat 9. Mandrake RPM's are a *little* odd, and the "/etc/alternative" utilities are not well doented. Has ...

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    Default RedHat 9 and 2.6.0 test kernels

    So, I've been looking at the 2.6.0 source. Lots of good changes overall, but
    to actually use it, you need to install module-init-tools, and leave around
    the old modutils package gracefully installed so that you can use either one
    as you switch kernels or make initrd images. Mandrake "cooker" seems to have
    a workable modification to split the packages up and version number them and
    use the "/etc/alternative" symbolic link trick, but I'm having a heck of a
    time moving that over to RedHat 9. Mandrake RPM's are a *little* odd, and
    the "/etc/alternative" utilities are not well doented.

    Has anyone successfully gone through this? I really, really hate to have one
    critical tool installed by RPM (modutils) and another from tarball slapped
    on after the fact....


    Nico Guest

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    Default Re: RedHat 9 and 2.6.0 test kernels

    Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
     

    You can get 2.6test kernels for RHL9/Fedora from
    http://people.redhat.com/arjanv/2.5/ together with utilities needed to
    install them. The readme.txt file has instructions for apt-rpm/synaptic
    or yum users.

    --
    Markku Kolkka
    fi
    Markku Guest

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    Default Re: RedHat 9 and 2.6.0 test kernels


    "Markku Kolkka" <fi> wrote in message
    news:bog4su$peo$kolumbus.fi... 
    >
    > You can get 2.6test kernels for RHL9/Fedora from
    > http://people.redhat.com/arjanv/2.5/ together with utilities needed to
    > install them. The readme.txt file has instructions for apt-rpm/synaptic
    > or yum users.[/ref]

    Thanks! I'd found that the "rawhide" versions of modutils has both modutils
    and module-init-tools built into it correctly, without the /etc/alternative
    whackiness attempted by the Mandrake authors. It turns out you also need to
    update mkinitrd, because the new kernels have a ".ko" suffix on modules
    instead of ".o" and need some different tools to generate initrd images.

    Getting all the tools updated would have been a bit painful to do from
    scartch: thanks again!


    Nico Guest

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