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    Gentoo Kernel upgraded from 2.4.20r5 to 2.4.20r6????

    When I issued the commad:

    emerge -u world

    My kernel was upgraded form 2.4.20-gentoo-r5 to r6. Among other things.

    This is what it said just befoe finishing?

    >>> /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-gentoo-r6/COPYING
    >>> /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-gentoo-r6/REPORTING-BUGS
    >>> /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-gentoo-r6/CREDITS

    * After installing a new kernel of any version, it is important
    * that you have the appropriate /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-X.Y
    * created (X.Y is the first 2 parts of your new kernel version)

    I show a kernel-2.4 and a kernel-2.5 in /etc/modules.autoload.d/

    bash-2.05b# etc-update
    Scanning Configuration files...
    The following is the list of files which need updating, each
    configuration file is followed by a list of possible replacement files.
    1) /etc/init.d/hdparm
    2) /etc/kernels/genkernel
    Please select a file to edit by entering the corresponding number.
    (-1 to exit) (-3 to auto merge all remaining files)
    (-5 to auto-merge AND not use 'mv -i'): -3

    Replacing /etc/init.d/hdparm with /etc/init.d/._cfg0000_hdparm
    mv: overwrite `/etc/init.d/hdparm'? y

    Replacing /etc/kernels/genkernel with /etc/kernels/._cfg0000_genkernel
    mv: overwrite `/etc/kernels/genkernel'? y

    Exiting: Nothing left to do; exiting.

    If I do a "uname -a", it shows that I'm still running 2.4.20-gentoo-r5.

    Did I do the right thing after upgradeing or do I need to reboot as well?

    Is there some type of Standard Operating Proceedure after doing an "emerge sync" ,"emerge -u world" and/or right after downloading anytype of application..I.E. ethereal, Gaim, ect..ect.. that I should be following for best practices?

    Can I download other applications (tar.gz's) that aren't included in the portage tree without effecting Gentoo in anyway.

  2. #2
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    Huntington Beach, CA
    Yes, you would have to reboot before the change would take effect, also run the lines
    rm /usr/src/linux
    mkdir /usr/src/linux
     ln -s linux-2.4.20-gentoo-r6 /usr/src/linux
    so that linux-2.4.20-gentoo-r6 points to the /usr/src/linux. You're using a 2.4 kernel, so you would use the /etc/modules/autoload.d/kernel-2.4. There's nothing you have to do after an emerge sync or emerge program, you don't have to reboot or anything like that. Yes you can download other applications that aren't in the portage tree, it won't do anything bad to Gentoo.]

  3. #3
    Actually what I needed to do as root was:

    cd /usr/src
    rm linux
    ln -s linux-2.4.20-gentoo-r6 linux
    After genkernel finishs I edit grub.conf to reflect the new kernel build.
    Reboot; login and verify.
    uname -a
    Linux deadmeat 2.4.20-gentoo-r6 #1 Mon Sep 8 20:28:25 PDT 2003 i686 Pentium III (Coppermine) GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
    Done..Thanks for all the help.

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