[clug] Greetings from linux-2.6.0-test3

Darren Freeman daz111 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au
Thu Aug 21 12:20:57 EST 2003

My system is partially hosed right now, BTW.

I seem to have trashed my KDE config in a recent bout of uncontrolled
upgrading ;)

So it doesn't start kde it just gives me a shell. But I will fix it
shortly, even if that means going to a shell and yanking kde and
installing it from the CD, it's going to be fixed sometime soon.

I can still do work as I have X and KDE running, it's just a pain having
no way to fix the config. I think the package matching this version of
KDE isn't on the server yet so I can't fix the config. Maybe I'll just
wait it out until a workable version shows up.

The reason you should be careful when upgrading your kernel graphically
is that it recursively upgrades so many packages that the graphical tool
fails at some point (removes something it needs).

But other than whatever I did to get it like this, it was fine


On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 18:12, Pearl Louis wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 05:50 pm, Darren Freeman wrote:
> > Next download the latest kernel from the mirror since urpmi doesn't know
> > about them for whatever reason (*highly experimental* probably ;). Try
> > to install with RPM. It will probably fail 3 or 4 dependencies.
> No, it's because upgrading your kernel from MandrakeUpdate will kill your 
> system.  A couple of versions back, you were given the choice of upgrading 
> your kernel via MandrakeUpdate and it killed a lot of systems.  I've been on 
> the Mandrakeusers forum for a while (since the time it was actually hosted on 
> Mandrake's web-site and not a seperate website) and there were numerous 
> people coming in with their systems killed because they updated their kernel 
> using MandrakeUpdate.  It was one of the most regular warnings that regulars 
> on the board used to give newbies..."And make sure you never update your 
> kernel using MandrakeUpdate."  A lot of people got burnt by this.  They 
> upgraded their kernels using MandrakeUpdate and the next time they tried to 
> boot into their systems, it just wouldn't work.
> I guess Mandrake have decided to play it safe now and just refused to list the 
> kernel on MandrakeUpdate.  They really should have done that in the first 
> place.  As much as I love Mandrake, I'd have thought it should have been 
> fairly obvious not to offer an update via MandrakeUpdate if you know it's 
> going to cause severe problems.  
> I can't remember now why upgrading the kernel via MandrakeUpdate killed the 
> system...It really shouldn't.  
> Pearl

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