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Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 15:33:10 +0300
From: Viorel Anghel <vang@....ro>
To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: kernel 2.4

On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 02:02:40PM +0200, Radoslaw Stachowiak wrote:
> after reading list archive i found:
> >> Userland package not yet ready to support 2.4 kernel. Is there any
> >> chance to use 2.4 kernel on Owl?
> 
> >Most things appear to work in practice.  Including insmod.  But I'm
> >not using 2.4 kernels in production yet, nor do I recommend doing so.
> 
> can anyone confirm running kernel 2.4 on -current Owl?
> 
> propably ill do it very soon, but i like to know other
> opinions/suggestions. Maybe someone can provide me list of
> need-to-update-packages for 2.4 compatility?

from kernel docs, you are going to need:
Gnu C                  2.7.2.3                 # gcc --version
Gnu make               3.77                    # make --version
binutils               2.9.1.0.25              # ld -v
util-linux             2.10o                   # kbdrate -v
modutils               2.3.18                  # insmod -V
e2fsprogs              1.19                    # tune2fs --version
pcmcia-cs              3.1.21                  # cardmgr -V
PPP                    2.4.0                   # pppd --version
isdn4k-utils           3.1beta7                # isdnctrl 2>&1|grep version

for modutils, i have just taken the SRPMS from redhat 7.2/7.3 and rebuild it. i
also build a 2.4.18, but haven't time to reboot with it ;-)

> I have to use 2.4 due to netfilter.

and of course, iptables.

> after digging in archives it was quite suprising for me that most
> 2.4-upgrade reasons were filesystem issues. 
> 
> For me Owl, with its security, is perfect match for firewall/router which
> extremly needs flexible statefull firewalling code (netfilter) instead
> old and feature lacking ipchains.


> 
> -- 
> radoslaw.stachowiak.........................................http://alter.pl/

-- 
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       <o-o>    Viorel ANGHEL <vang @ lug.ro>
       [`-']    
       -"-"-    In Linux We Trust.

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