kernel upgrade follies - Mandriva

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  1. kernel upgrade follies

    oookaayyy...used the "one" cd to install...got rid of megatons of crap
    installed but not needed...just want the laptop kernel that supports >1gb
    ram...got it...looking good...BONK!!! VMware kernel header
    mismatch...must find headers...found the source for 2.6.22.9-2 and the
    kernel-devel files for the same kernel BUT cannot install either...either
    via urpmi or through mcc due to "unsatisfied make"

    this is making me to use too many cuss words pardners...anyone spare a
    clue?

  2. Re: kernel upgrade follies

    On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 17:50:46 -0500, mr.b wrote:

    > kernel-devel files for the same kernel BUT cannot install either...either
    > via urpmi or through mcc due to "unsatisfied make"


    urpmi make

    Not sure why that wouldn't have been automatically selected by urpmi.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  3. Re: kernel upgrade follies

    David W. Hodgins wrote:
    > On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 17:50:46 -0500, mr.b wrote:
    >
    >> kernel-devel files for the same kernel BUT cannot install either...either
    >> via urpmi or through mcc due to "unsatisfied make"

    >
    > urpmi make
    >
    > Not sure why that wouldn't have been automatically selected by urpmi.


    I think because it is not a "dependency" on make. You just have to
    have make to compile the drivers or whatever it is that VMware needs.

    I seem to remember having to install the compiler and associated
    software tools to compile and install proprietary nVidia drivers
    a few years ago.

    OP may have more software development tools to install.

    Cheers!

    jim beard

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    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  4. Re: kernel upgrade follies

    On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 18:12:30 -0500, David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 17:50:46 -0500, mr.b wrote:
    >
    >> kernel-devel files for the same kernel BUT cannot install
    >> either...either via urpmi or through mcc due to "unsatisfied make"

    >
    > urpmi make
    >
    > Not sure why that wouldn't have been automatically selected by urpmi.
    >
    > Regards, Dave Hodgins


    root@XXXXX YYY# urpmi make
    No package named make

    hmmmm...

  5. Re: kernel upgrade follies

    On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 01:38:54 -0000, mr.b wrote:
    >
    > root@XXXXX YYY# urpmi make
    > No package named make


    Guessing you have not set your main, contrib,... mirrors, try
    http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
    because looking in my index list I find
    main-2008.1.idx: make-3.81-2mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 465006 Dec 04 22:10

  6. Re: kernel upgrade follies

    On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 01:44:24 +0000, Bit Twister wrote:

    > On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 01:38:54 -0000, mr.b wrote:
    >>
    >> root@XXXXX YYY# urpmi make
    >> No package named make

    >
    > Guessing you have not set your main, contrib,... mirrors, try
    > http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
    > because looking in my index list I find main-2008.1.idx:
    > make-3.81-2mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 465006 Dec 04 22:10


    okay...is mcc not a gui front end to urmpi? From where did I get the
    laptop kernel via mcc?

  7. Re: kernel upgrade follies

    On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 02:26:38 -0000, mr.b wrote:
    >
    > okay...is mcc not a gui front end to urmpi? From where did I get the
    > laptop kernel via mcc?


    How would I know, where you got the kernel from?

    It had to come from install media, main or contrib. Looking through the
    main, contrib indexes I find;

    main-2008.1.idx:
    kernel-laptop-2.6.24.3-0.1mnb-1-1mnb1.i586.rpm 23680328 Mar 03 16:42
    kernel-laptop-devel-2.6.24.3-0.1mnb-1-1mnb1.i586.rpm 4814379 Mar 03 16:42
    kernel-laptop-devel-latest-2.6.24.3-0.1mnb1.i586.rpm 98738 Mar 03 16:41
    kernel-laptop-latest-2.6.24.3-0.1mnb1.i586.rpm 98714 Mar 03 16:41


    contrib-2008.1.idx:
    kernel-multimedia-laptop-2.6.17.14-9mdv-1-1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 24237395 Aug 11 2007
    kernel-multimedia-laptop-devel-2.6.17.14-9mdv-1-1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 4813330 Aug 11 2007
    kernel-multimedia-laptop-devel-latest-2.6.17.14-9mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 16521 Aug 11 2007
    kernel-multimedia-laptop-latest-2.6.17.14-9mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 16497 Aug 11 2007
    kernel-multimedia-laptop-smp-2.6.17.14-9mdv-1-1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 24596942 Aug 11 2007
    kernel-multimedia-laptop-smp-devel-2.6.17.14-9mdv-1-1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 4813739 Aug 11 2007
    kernel-multimedia-laptop-smp-devel-latest-2.6.17.14-9mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 16485 Aug 11 2007
    kernel-multimedia-laptop-smp-latest-2.6.17.14-9mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 16517 Aug 11 2007
    kernel-tmb-laptop-2.6.24.3-3mdv-1-1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 23565831 Mar 05 03:02
    kernel-tmb-laptop-devel-2.6.24.3-3mdv-1-1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 4910865 Mar 05 03:02
    kernel-tmb-laptop-devel-latest-2.6.24.3-3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 108681 Mar 05 03:02
    kernel-tmb-laptop-latest-2.6.24.3-3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 108653 Mar 05 03:02

  8. Re: kernel upgrade follies

    On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 21:26:38 -0500, mr.b wrote:

    > okay...is mcc not a gui front end to urmpi? From where did I get the
    > laptop kernel via mcc?


    Within mcc (aka drakconf), the install option actually runs rpmdrake,
    which is a gui front end to urpmi.

    urpmi will only show you, and install software from, repositories it
    knows about. When you first install, the only repository it knows about,
    is the dvd you installed from.

    While you can use the gui, to run the media manager (which is actually
    drakrpm-edit-media), to add repostiories, I find it much easier, using
    the command line, using copy/paste, of the output from
    http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

    At that site, just select your system, and proceed to step 2. In step 2
    select the mirror, and in addition to the pre-selected main, contrib,
    main-updates, and contrib-updates, select non-free, and non-free updates.
    Also select the plf-free and plf-non-free.

    If you are using dialup, select the option to use compressed index, which
    will download the much smaller synthesis.hdlist.cz files, instead of the
    hdlist.cz files. Note that with the smaller files, urpmi will have very
    limited descriptions of packages, and features such as urpmf will not have
    the info to search, which files are provided by which packages. Then select
    proceed to step 3.

    When it returns with step 3, simply copy & pasted the output from the browser
    to a terminal window. You may need to wait for all of the commands, except
    the last, to finish, and then press enter.

    Once this is finished, you can run "urpmi make", and urpmi will find the
    rpm, download and install it.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  9. Re: kernel upgrade follies

    On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 15:21:42 -0500, David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 21:26:38 -0500, mr.b wrote:
    >
    >> okay...is mcc not a gui front end to urmpi? From where did I get the
    >> laptop kernel via mcc?

    >
    > Within mcc (aka drakconf)...


    thanks for the assistance gents...all is good now


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