[linux-slackware] why kernel upgrades succeed only for bear.i users

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Sun Sep 20 02:48:08 UTC 2009

It might help if a kernel may be replaced to bring up a dialog with the 
existing kernel variants on the screen and let the installer choose either 
the kernel variant they're now using or one they want to use; if the 
installer chooses a wrong vriant, they get to reinstall their system. 
Then have whatever is about to replace the kernel go and see if the 
installer's variant is available in this upgraded form.  If not, do not 
replace the kernel.  If yes, and kernel modules are also available replace 
the kernel with the variant upgrade and its appropriate kernel modules. 
For those of us that don't use bare.i for whatever reasons, we can at 
least get a smooth kernel replace that way or not if it shouldn't happen 
just yet.On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Jude DaShiell wrote:

> Because identifying information describing say for example speakup.s and
> other kernels does not appear in the output of uname -ar and probably
> isn't exchanged by package managers so they upgrade with the right kernel
> for others not using bear.i.
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