Re: Mac-On-Linux - elf32_getehdr failed
"C.M. Connelly" wrote:
> "KW" == Kent West <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> KW> Thanks! That's a lot of good info. Do you reckon I'd be
> KW> better off going to 2.2.17 now, or is 2.2.16 acceptable
> KW> enough to keep using it?
> Alan said (in his diary, <http://www.linux.org.uk/diary/>)
> June 11th
> Built and released 2.2.17pre1, the 2.2.16 errata, Linux
> 2.4.0-test1-ac14 and Linux 2.4.0-test1-ac15. Kind of a busy
> day. The errata btw fix the Bugtraq lockd hang if anyone has their
> lockd port publically available. The TCP bug is also worth having
> the fix for. This is a 'get the errata' hint. If you have a
> sparc or want 16bit character corrections then get 2.2.17pre1
> so at the least I think you'd want to apply the errata patch and
> rebuild your kernel.
> I usually back up my .config file (in /usr/src/linux) to some
> meaningful name (such as /usr/src/linux-2.2.17p5-config), then
> copy it back to /usr/src/linux/.config after unpatching,
> repatching, and doing a `make mrproper' (which, among other
> things, wipes the existing .config file). Then I do a `make
> oldconfig', which uses my .config file as the base and scans
> through looking for new stuff to ask me about, almost none of
> which are ever things I want. Once that's done, I might do a
> `make menuconfig' to make sure things look right, and then do
> `make dep' and `make vmlinux' (followed by `make modules').
> I usually have several different kernels available to boot from,
> so if I have a problem, I can fall back to a known working kernel.
> I hope that we'll see some improvements in the way that the kernel
> configuration process works with Eric Raymond's CML2 stuff --
> one of the easiest mistakes to make when compiling kernels for
> PowerMacs, at least, is to include support for PC equivalents of
> PowerMac hardware (especially serial ports, though also mice,
> parallel ports, and some other stuff) that you shouldn't even be
> able to see, let alone select.
> Behind the counter a boy with a shaven head stared vacantly into space,
> a dozen spikes of microsoft protruding from the socket behind his ear.
> C.M. Connelly email@example.com SHC, DS
Thanks for the info. I went ahead and upgraded to 2.2.17;
everything seems fine (except MOL goes to a black screen, but
that's another topic).