[ATrpms-users] kernel upgrade and system-config-boot
J.Pilk at tesco.net
Sat Apr 14 16:51:05 CEST 2007
Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 01:23:13PM +0100, John Pilkington wrote:
>> A new FC5 kernel has just appeared in the system. Smart 'upgrade all'
>> installs it and sets it as default. A default boot then spells trouble
>> before the appropriate kmdls have arrived, so after installation I
>> revert to the old version using system-config-boot.
>> There's no real problem, and I have no doubt that this is an old
>> question, but is it really best to update the default boot as soon as a
>> new kernel is installed?
> Since there is no real heads-up for 3rd party repos, there will always
> be a delay. I learn about the new kernel the same way everybody else
> There is an updates-testing repo that is supposed to carry new
> packages before they make it into the proper updates, but the kernels
> have shown to have last minute fixed that make any pre-built kmdls
> based on the updates-testing repo rather useless. Although that was
> not the case with today's kernels, they were in updates-testing a day
> earlier than in updates-released.
> So, what can you do, you can
> o either wait for 3rd parties to prepare their kmdls
> o use an self-rebuilding system like dkms
> o rpmbuild --rebuild yourself from the src.rpm
> It usually takes only a couple of hours after the new kernel updates
> make it to the public until 3rd party repos offer new modules. So, if
> you go for waiting, then I'd say wait a day and you'll be fine.
Axel: Thanks for this reply. I shall, of course, wait until the new
kmdls have automagically :-) appeared before I boot into the new kernel.
Paulo's note about /etc/sysconfig/kernel really answers my question.
I've done the editing and await the next kernel upgrade with interest!
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