[lug] Anyone with Red Hat v 7.0?
stimits at idcomm.com
Tue Oct 3 18:17:32 MDT 2000
Nate Duehr wrote:
> Don't upgrade a perfectly good 6.2 machine to 7.0 just yet if that's
> your plan. 7.0 messed up a ton of things on my play server at work, and
> I won't let it anywhere NEAR my production boxes for a long time to
> come, it would appear...
> 6.9.5 (Pinstripe) was a heck of a lot better than 7.0 (Guinness)... I
> think the release manager must have had a little too much of the sudsy
> brown stuff before signing off on it.
> Errata should be coming soon, I suppose, but RedHat's mirrors are just
> logjammed everywhere. We got our ISO from Sweden, which is a no-no, I'm
> sure... it was a faster download than any public RedHat mirror I could
> find in the U.S.
> Does anyone know if RedHat does "push" mirroring to anyone like Debian
> does to their top-tier mirrors with rsync?
> Anyone else notice that the default kernel on 7.0 seems to not support
> FAT filesystems properly? I didn't run into it myself, but a couple
> different people have complained about it to me. Not good for
> installing on a dual-boot NT and RedHat system that has NT on FAT and
> not NTFS. (Try dd'ing the LILO bootloader files to the FAT partition to
> be able to use the NT Bootloader!)
> Also, I've been having interesting console messages from the upgraded RH
> 7.0 server at work. Kernel messages about I/O errors to the floppy
> drive when the floppy isn't mounted and hasn't been since boot. And no,
> no automount daemon...
> They just made some REALLY strange choices about what to support and not
> to support in 7.0.
> Also, what's everyone else think about them dropping the Sparc version
> of the distro? I have a Sparc Ultra V with RH 6.2 on it that just lost
> it's upgrade path. Time to switch to Debian on that machine? :)
> Other annoyances... the change of compiler stuff to require kgcc for
> compiling kernels... there's more. What a mess.
I currently use egcs 2.91.66, which works on kernels and many other
things. What exactly is kgcc, and what might be broken or helped by it?
D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
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