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jean_seb at videotron

Apr 10, 2005, 8:54 AM

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Kernel 2.6 on Alpha XL 366 (xlt)

Hi everyone,

I haven't been following the list as much lately (finishing my
bachelor's degree soon), but I was able to compile the 2.6.12-rc2 kernel
(vanilla-sources). It runs fine (as far as I can tell). And the best
thing is that I compiled it with the "Alcor/XLT" system type (not
generic like I had to do with 2.4.28! There's a new option just under
System Type to tell the kernel that I have an ev56 CPU, maybe that's
what made the difference...

One thing that's weird is that emerge put the kernel in
/usr/src/linux-2.6.11-rc2 (not 2.6.12-rc2 as it should have). I'm sure
it's 2.6.12-rc2 because of a) uname -a says so, b) the dir it created in
/lin/modules is 2.6.12-rc2, c) at the logon screen it also says
2.6.12-rc2. So is there any danger in moving it to
/usr/src/linux-2.6.12-rc2? Will emerge find it again if I ever want to
unmerge it? (I'm, guessing no, but is that so bad?)

Thanks in advance,

J-S

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warnera6 at egr

Apr 10, 2005, 12:12 PM

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Re: Kernel 2.6 on Alpha XL 366 (xlt) [In reply to]

Jean-Sébastien Guay wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I haven't been following the list as much lately (finishing my
> bachelor's degree soon), but I was able to compile the 2.6.12-rc2 kernel
> (vanilla-sources). It runs fine (as far as I can tell). And the best
> thing is that I compiled it with the "Alcor/XLT" system type (not
> generic like I had to do with 2.4.28! There's a new option just under
> System Type to tell the kernel that I have an ev56 CPU, maybe that's
> what made the difference...
>
> One thing that's weird is that emerge put the kernel in
> /usr/src/linux-2.6.11-rc2 (not 2.6.12-rc2 as it should have). I'm sure
> it's 2.6.12-rc2 because of a) uname -a says so, b) the dir it created in
> /lin/modules is 2.6.12-rc2, c) at the logon screen it also says
> 2.6.12-rc2. So is there any danger in moving it to
> /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-rc2? Will emerge find it again if I ever want to
> unmerge it? (I'm, guessing no, but is that so bad?)
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> J-S
>
1. Report this bug; something may be wrong with the ebuild.
2. I'd symlink it personally. If you move the directory emerge won't
be able to unmerge those sources which I agree isn't really a big deal.
However, the symlink isn't a big deal either IMHO and it keeps breakage
to a minimum ;)
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bedel at allmail

Apr 10, 2005, 6:21 PM

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Re: Kernel 2.6 on Alpha XL 366 (xlt) [In reply to]

Its a bit strange does the Makefile have 2.6.12-rc2 in it?

On Sun, 2005-04-10 at 11:54 -0400, Jean-Sébastien Guay wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I haven't been following the list as much lately (finishing my
> bachelor's degree soon), but I was able to compile the 2.6.12-rc2 kernel
> (vanilla-sources). It runs fine (as far as I can tell). And the best
> thing is that I compiled it with the "Alcor/XLT" system type (not
> generic like I had to do with 2.4.28! There's a new option just under
> System Type to tell the kernel that I have an ev56 CPU, maybe that's
> what made the difference...
>
> One thing that's weird is that emerge put the kernel in
> /usr/src/linux-2.6.11-rc2 (not 2.6.12-rc2 as it should have). I'm sure
> it's 2.6.12-rc2 because of a) uname -a says so, b) the dir it created in
> /lin/modules is 2.6.12-rc2, c) at the logon screen it also says
> 2.6.12-rc2. So is there any danger in moving it to
> /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-rc2? Will emerge find it again if I ever want to
> unmerge it? (I'm, guessing no, but is that so bad?)
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> J-S
>
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> ___________________________________________
> Jean-Sébastien Guay jean_seb [at] videotron
> http://whitestar02.webhop.org/
>
>


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jean_seb at videotron

Apr 10, 2005, 7:55 PM

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Re: Kernel 2.6 on Alpha XL 366 (xlt) [In reply to]

Hi Ben,

>Its a bit strange does the Makefile have 2.6.12-rc2 in it?
>
>

The 4 first lines of the Makefile are :

VERSION = 2
PATCHLEVEL = 6
SUBLEVEL = 12
EXTRAVERSION =-rc2

So... As Alec suggested, I'll submit it as a bug and I symlinked it to
the right version number... Good suggestion, thanks.

J-S

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