From: Dave Airlie (david.airlie at domain ul.ie)
Date: Tue 04 May 1999 - 13:54:45 IST
> 1. LILO now won't install kernels unless they are much smaller than they
> needed to be before. This can be solved using modular kernels but I would
> like to know why a compiled zImage won't get installed by LILO if it's
this is a 2.2 problem in general look into make bzImage (this is a big
compressed image as opposed to a bz compress image)...
> 2. runsocks no longer works. runsocks is a shell script to get programs
> that use TCP/IP to run over a socks proxy. I used to get great milage out
> of this program but now I can't even get telnet to work without a core
> dump. I ran strace but it showed nothing more than it crashed while
> looking at resolv.conf. Any ideas what could be broke? I recompiled socks
> but to no avail.
I persume runsocks uses an LD_PRELOAD to hook the system calls at the
library level, and the version you have is glibc2.0 compat and not
glibc2.1 compat .. either upgrade runsocks or re-compile it
> 3. It made a pure shite of gnome. It upgraded some packages and left
> others alone making the whole lot of them inconsistent. What is the
> easiest way to remove EVERYTHING gnome related both installed through RPM
> and from source so I can put it on right again.
rpm and rm, nuke all the gnome related rpms and rm out all your sources ..
> 4. Keymapping is still screwed. I changed the revelant init scripts to
> pipe the revelant keymap through loadkeys and although this works grand
> from the console, it doesn't in a shell script. The line looks something
> zcat /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/uk.kmap.gz | loadkeys
my keymap works ...
make sure /etc/sysconfig/keyboard has KEYBOARD=uk in it ..
and make sure the RH6.0 keytable init script is run in run level 3 (use nt
sysv or tksysv)..
> I've a feeling redhat "updated" the wrong libraries but I've not way of
> confirming this. Does anybody have a clue with what could have gone wrong
> to cause *any* of the above?
I'd say an upgrade of a previous RH system with alot of software just
installed on top of it ...
my upgrade of RH6.0 went fine, I just booted, upgraded, added a couple of
packages to the list and it came back fine, apart from the loop.o bug on
the boot disk it was fine ..
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