Upgrading to 1.1.x ?

Upgrading to 1.1.x ?

Post by Sven Gol » Fri, 12 Aug 1994 19:05:52



Could someone please tell me how to upgrade to 1.1.36 ?
I remember that the 1.1.x series needs a new update program, but
in linux-1.1.35.tar.gz there is no update.Then patching with
patch36.gz reveals a memprotect. So what to do with memprotect ?
Why is there no documentation ?
Do i really have to start with 1.1.0 and then apply all patches ?

Thanks for help, Sven

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Upgrading to 1.1.x ?

Post by Linus Torval » Fri, 12 Aug 1994 19:49:13




>Could someone please tell me how to upgrade to 1.1.36 ?
>I remember that the 1.1.x series needs a new update program, but
>in linux-1.1.35.tar.gz there is no update.

There should be a "bdflush-1.4.tar.gz" in the same directory you found
the kernel in, which contains the new update.  Use that one (and read
the readme), and you'll be fine.

Quote:>                                    Then patching with
>patch36.gz reveals a memprotect. So what to do with memprotect ?

It's probably 'mprotect.c', and it should be in linux/mm/..  If you use
the "-p0" flags to "patch", it will actually be put in the correct
place.

Quote:>Why is there no documentation ?

Actually, there is some documentation on patching the kernel, found in
linux/README (and it does mention the -p0 flag).  However I have to
admit to not being too good a documentation writer, so it should
probably be expanded.  If somebody wants to write a kernel-HOWTO, it
might be a good idea..

Quote:>Do i really have to start with 1.1.0 and then apply all patches ?

No, you can start with a later release, and patch up only the patches
after that.  Right now the latest one is linux-1.1.43 (the places I put
new kernels on are ftp.funet.fi: pub/OS/Linux/PEOPLE/Linus/v1.1 and
ftp.cs.helsinki.fi: pub/Software/Linux/Kernel/v1.1), and this one is
actually available both as a full tar-file and as patches.

                Linus

PS. New/fixed in 1.1.43:
 - the same crazed linux user sent me even more spelling corrections.
 - the "setup" code should be able to handle more than the 2kB limit
 - interrupt requesting re-done. "cat /proc/interrupt" if you want to.
 - some module support for the network drivers.. PCMCIA drivers on the
   way..
 - buslogic updates
 - seagate.c reset return code fix..
 - dcache update fix for ".." in a moved directory
 - proc-fs inode number handling cleanups
 - new soundcard.h which should correct the old-type ioctls

 
 
 

Upgrading to 1.1.x ?

Post by Jim Rib » Sat, 13 Aug 1994 01:15:16


Hi Sven,

Quote:> >Could someone please tell me how to upgrade to 1.1.36 ?
> >I remember that the 1.1.x series needs a new update program, but
> >in linux-1.1.35.tar.gz there is no update.
> >Why is there no documentation ?

There is a great little text file about kernel patching on sunsite.unc.edu
in /pub/Linux/kernel/ called kernel.txt.tgz.  (by Kyng R-Thur)  It
gives a blow by blow description of how to patch kernels.

Quote:> >Do i really have to start with 1.1.0 and then apply all patches ?

Oh, no.  I'm an absolute newbie to Linux and I'm using 1.1.42 (just got the
1.1.43 patch) that I've built up from the 1.1.18 kernel I got in Slackware
distribution 2.0 last month.  I used the file kernel.txt as a guide.
(thanks Kyng)  You can ftp linux-1.1.42.tar.gz and install it at that
level.  Easy as pie - although it does take a while to compile on my little
486/33  w/ 8 megs of ram.

Peace,
Jim Ribet  PC * BBS #: (910)659-0576   Fido Address: 1:3661/604      

 
 
 

Upgrading to 1.1.x ?

Post by David F » Sat, 13 Aug 1994 19:51:05


] PS. New/fixed in 1.1.43:
]  - the same crazed linux user sent me even more spelling corrections.
]  - the "setup" code should be able to handle more than the 2kB limit
]  - interrupt requesting re-done. "cat /proc/interrupt" if you want to.
]  - some module support for the network drivers.. PCMCIA drivers on the
]    way..
]  - buslogic updates
]  - seagate.c reset return code fix..
]  - dcache update fix for ".." in a moved directory
]  - proc-fs inode number handling cleanups
]  - new soundcard.h which should correct the old-type ioctls

Linus, You should stop saying you're no good at writing
documentation.  This looks OK to me!
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NYU Media Research Lab                     baL hcraeseR aideM UYN

 
 
 

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