upgraded my R4 install last night to an R5 system via the CD
(thanks!!!). some caveats i encountered (i hope they help someone out
a) net-tools didn't upgrade for me, hence /bin/hostname, ifconfig, route
etc... all seg faulted quickly and cleanly. that foo barred my
networking, and considering that my PPC box is my main system (NFS
server, NIS server, graphics display, etc...) that sucked.
fix: boot single, mount the cdrom, install the new net-tools RPM
(version 1.52, i believe) and sync and reboot via /sbin/reboot. that
in. problem: init tried to start keytable.
fix: chmod 000 /etc/rc.c/init.d/keytable
some current problems include the Xconfigurator not finding my 4 MB of
onboard VRAM (8500 built in video), so i'm limited in color depth; and
grep doesn't work. luckily i did a full backup before the upgrade, i may
try and reinstall from scratch if i can't devise a workaround. grep wont
recompile at this time, either, but i need to just sit and whack it a
few times, i guess.
once R5 is stable for me i'll get new improved apps from the geek
archives up. suggestions welcome.
hope this info helps a few out there,