Re: [SLE] upgrading aaa_base and k_deflt ...
From: Sid Boyce (sboyce_at_blueyonder.co.uk)
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 19:22:14 +0100 To: Anders Karlsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have a problem where kdm bombs out and restarts if I try logging in
as a user, there is no noticeable error in any log either.
I reckoned this was after upgrading to the Kraxel aaa_base package. I
upgraded --oldpackage to the version on the DVD, but still have the
problem. I can login as root from KDM or login as a user by "xterm -e
login user &", I'm quite baffled.
Anders Karlsson wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-09-13 at 03:13, Thinker wrote:
>>Synaptic is showing me an update for aaa_base (from 2003.3.18-2 to
>>2003.8.16-0). When I tell it to update I get the message that this will
>>require the removal of k_deflt. When I look at the description for
>>k_deflt it says (Installed verson 2.4.20-62 Available version 2.4.20-100
>>Description... the standard kernel.
> Got a few words for you - Don't Do It! The updated aaa_base package
> lacks mkinitrd, and grabbing the mkinitrd package will not help. The
> initrd's you get after doing this update will not boot. They lack mount,
> umount etc. and even if you manage to get those commands onto the
> initrd, the initrd still is screwed because it doesn't load the lvm
> module (if you are using LVM that is).
>>Seems pretty scary to me. I suppose the question is.. is this something
>>I should mess with? Should I upgrade k_deflt before attempting to
>>upgrade aaa_base? Is there a special procedure for this?
> It should not need to mess about with your k_deflt, that is for sure.
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