Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: Lindsay Haisley <fmouse-gentoo@×××.com>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] System problems
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 17:02:51
Message-Id: 1300637317.1698.38.camel@ubuntu
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop] System problems by Roman Zilka
On Sun, 2011-03-20 at 09:50 +0100, Roman Zilka wrote:
> By the way, why not gentoo-sources-2.6.36-r5? I hope you have a good > reason to run a system as ancient as that. Your system is swarming with > widely known security holes.
Yes, I have a good reason for this, and I'll be responsible for security on the box, which I'm well able to do. Security, and the relative antiquity of the portage tree are not issues for which I'm seeking advice, so your observations are totally beside the point, and not particularly welcome. I'm well aware of both issues. The challenge here is to get the system to boot with the newer kernel and version of udev which I cited in my previous post. /etc/fstab has been edited several times, as I noted in my post. The kernel, udev and /etc/fstab have been now been reverted, as I also noted, so I could get the desktop working. Considering that, posting any of the information you've asked for would probably be useless. Roman, if you don't have any useful insights based on the information I already posted, then please don't post on thread and leave it to others who may. Having said this, I'll ask you one question:
> Also, by upgrading to a little less ancient versions than 2.6.29 > you won't have the same situation like now boomerang back at you in the > near future.
Can you cite a source or sources for this assertion? Is there a known problem with kernel 2.6.29, or the portage tree which spec'd that kernel? Is there any discussion, bug report, or anything that you can cite noting that this was a known problem at one point and addressed at a later date? In almost every case, I've found that people who lecture me online about my system admin practices don't really have a handle on the issue about which I'm writing. Please prove me wrong :-) -- Lindsay Haisley |"What if the Hokey Pokey really IS all it FMP Computer Services | really is about?" 512-259-1190 | http://www.fmp.com | -- Jimmy Buffett -- Lindsay Haisley |"Windows ..... FMP Computer Services | life's too short!" 512-259-1190 | http://www.fmp.com | - Brad Johnston

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Re: [gentoo-desktop] System problems Roman Zilka <zilka@×××××××.cz>
Re: [gentoo-desktop] System problems eamjr56@×××××.com