[svlug] Loadable modules
rick at hugin.imat.com
Fri Oct 16 15:46:36 PDT 1998
Quoting Michael K Vance (mkv102 at psu.edu):
> Well, just when everything was settled down, Rick posted his list of upgrade
> dictates as outlined for 2.1.125. I noticed that my modutils was actually out
> of date, so decided to upgrade to the 2.1.107 package, as he mentioned it was
> the stable one (I think--not to hold Rick responsible for my upgrade decisions
> ;) ).
The interesting thing is that my doing that was stimulated by your
intrepid example, and by my realisation that what you told us proved
that LinuxHQ's list was out of date. So, the first question I had
was: What are the _current_ (latest, most recent) versions of the
affected packages, and where are their primary ftp sites?
_That_ is what my list aimed to contain. Unfortunately, I haven't yet
any way to determine which are the "stable" versions, so I didn't try.
Now, it seems plausible to assume that, since all these authors are
intently working towards kernel 2.2, the latest versions of each are
probably the best. Yet, even my cursory readings in compiling the list
revealed exceptions, such as GNU make -- and I recall from earlier kernel
adventures that the gold-standard gcc compiler, for example, isn't the
latest 2.8.1 release, but rather good ol' 188.8.131.52.
So, to make the awful truth be known, I was looking forward to feedback
from _you_ as to whether the latest versions of these packages were a
good idea or not.
For myself, I'd just begun gathering the ammunition to shoot at my feet.
I hadn't yet opened fire. I tend to be a coward about hardware and brave
concerning software (except on my production system), but haven't gathered
enough courage to _do_ the big leap into 2.2 betaville, only to write about
> Any ideas? Should I just upgrade to the latest modutils package and see if
> that helps?
Again, 2.1.107, unless I've made some monumental error, _is_ the latest
version of modutils, and ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/alphabits/modutils/
is what appears to be the primary distribution site its current maintainer,
Richard Henderson <rth at cygnus.com>, uses.
Corrections are, of course, welcome.
Cheers, "Ceterum censeo Linux propaganda est."
Rick Moen -- Seth David Schoen
rick at hugin.imat.com
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