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 Post subject: Debian 7 on LS2 (mipsel)
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Now that we know that Debian 7 ships with kernel 3.2, I wonder if it will run on our LS2 with 2.6.35 only...
Or are the kernel guys (davy_grave, ...) still around to build a new kernel for us?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:01 am 
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Hi !

My old LS2 is still going strong. It has shisungs u-boot and lechners 2.6.35 kernel and running wheezy.

Code:

Bauldrick@LinkStation2:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux testing (wheezy)
Release:        testing
Codename:       wheezy
Bauldrick@LinkStation2:~$ uname -a
Linux LinkStation2 2.6.35.11-v8-sda #1 Mon Mar 7 13:39:41 PST 2011 mips GNU/Linux




I too would welcome a newer kernel...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Nice and neat, Bauldrick.
Can you recall any quirks or problematic packages one should be aware when upgrading from squeeze to wheezy?
I probably should get a pre-packaged more recent kernel, right? 8-)


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:28 pm 
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So I tried upgrading as described [url=http://www.sysadminslife.com/linux/howto-upgrade-debian-6-squeeze-zu-debian-7-wheezy/[/url], which is slightly different than what the official release notes say. But the first steps are the same, and of course I don't upgrade the kernel package, because I'm using lechner's 2.6.35 kernel from this forum. So let's start by changing in /etc/apt/sources.list: s/squeeze/wheezy/g. Then apt-get update. And in the next step I encountered an error, which is during the "minimal upgrade" process (apt-get upgrade):

Code:
Errors were encountered while processing:
 makedev


No details and no other error messages. But actually I expected an error like this, because the upgrade instructions already said that I should upgrade udev separately (after apt-get upgrade). So I thought that upgrading udev now (apt-get install udev) might solve this issue. But it did not - another error occured:

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chmod: cannot access `/dev/tty[0-9]*': No such file or directory


Now this error seems to come from makedev again, which is now being used as a fallback or additionally to udev in the upgrade process. But since the upgrade of udev (and the restart of the udev daemon) was okay, I am still hoping that removing makedev is not causing trouble later on, so my solution was:

apt-get purge makedev

Now I finally could finish the upgrade successfully (so once again: apt-get upgrade). And /dev/tty is there. :shock:
The next step apt-get dist-upgrade run without any problems at all. Yay!


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