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  • BlackStar
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    Originally posted by Apopas View Post
    But what if you have multiple kernels installed?
    Didn't you use the package manager to install those kernels?

    To install a kernel, you'll probably write or download a PKGBUILD, create a package and install it with "pacman -U". Which means the package manager is well aware of any kernels you have installed.

    If you actually subverted pacman by installing the kernel manually, well you broke it and you get to keep the pieces.

    Edit: read the following for more information.

    http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...ation_with_ABS
    http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...on_From_Source
    Last edited by BlackStar; 08-21-2009, 08:09 PM.

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  • Apopas
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    Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
    Ask the package manager
    But what if you have multiple kernels installed?

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  • BlackStar
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    vmlinuz

    which version is that?
    Ask the package manager.

    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    and if you system updated the kernel, and the new one is called 'vmlinuz' how do you make sure it is the new one? Now you want to go back to an earlier version - because the new one is broken. Which one to choose?
    vmlinuz?
    or
    vmlinuz?
    Ask the package manager.

    You can also use the package manager to rollback. RTFM.

    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    but continue to amuse me.
    Crawl back to your hole.

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  • energyman
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    Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
    Gosh, energyman you just don't get it. You can put a version number to the filename if you insist, but it's not necessary. The version number is there even if it's not in the filename.

    How difficult is for you to grasp this?
    vmlinuz

    which version is that?

    and if you system updated the kernel, and the new one is called 'vmlinuz' how do you make sure it is the new one? Now you want to go back to an earlier version - because the new one is broken. Which one to choose?
    vmlinuz?
    or
    vmlinuz?

    but continue to amuse me.

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  • AdrenalineJunky
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    But hey, continue to sell your distri as the next best thing. It is time to replace ubuntu as the greatest since sliced bread.
    right, because linux is definately not about choice, and one version is obviously and irrefutably the best, it doesn't matter that different distro's have completely different approaches to things, there is a *right* way do to something and a *wrong* way. and no matter what you say my choice is the *right* way.

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  • BlackStar
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    Gosh, energyman you just don't get it. You can put a version number to the filename if you insist, but it's not necessary. The version number is there even if it's not in the filename.

    How difficult is for you to grasp this?

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  • energyman
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    because the symlink points to a versioned vmlinuz file and suddenly you know exactly which kernel will be booted. Even better, you can have douzends of kernels in /boot without any problems - if you want to boot a different one, just change the symlink. Wow, that is easy. And such a good thing to have.

    But hey, continue to sell your distri as the next best thing. It is time to replace ubuntu as the greatest since sliced bread.

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  • AdrenalineJunky
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    yes, you can use a symlink... but explain to me why that is a better option?

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  • energyman
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    *yawn* you don't have to update menu.lst/grub.conf if you do it right.

    kernel with version + symlink. Works fine, is save. Arch can not do it? Made by idiots or broken? What is it?

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  • AdrenalineJunky
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    @blackstar - i don't think i was in my right mind when i asked that question....

    @energy man - that has nothing to do with versioning and everything to do with not having to update the grub menu.lst after every kernel install. there are quite a few distro's that do it that way actually.

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