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Upgrading to kernel 3.7 while doing an equo upgrade [Solved]

Post by gocool » Mon Jan 07, 2013 22:55

Hi Friends,
My Sabayon is current, or was till one hour ago.
I was under the impression that doing a - "equo update && equo upgrade --ask" will not upgrade the kernel unless we specifically do a "kernel-switcher".
But it came as a surprise that my update was attempting a kernel upgrade to 3.7
Doing a little research I figured out that the new kernel is being upgraded as part of the dependency for the package - "sys-apps/gpu-detector-2.6-r3" which was thrown in as part of the upgrade.

What is this sys-apps/gpu-detector-2.6-r3 package for?
And is there a way I can clear this or should I do a kernel-switcher and upgrade to 3.7?

Do advise.

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Re: Upgrading to kernel 3.7 while doing an equo upgrade

Post by sabayonino » Mon Jan 07, 2013 23:03

I think it was downloaded the package only . not a real switch

check kernel version you are using :

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Re: Upgrading to kernel 3.7 while doing an equo upgrade

Post by gocool » Mon Jan 07, 2013 23:40

The update failed as there is no space left in the /boot volume.

I know it did not update, but my specific question is, what exactly is this gpu-detector?
If it only supports 3.7 then how to remove it from my download list?

For now my updates keeps showing "There is 1 update available" (that being this gpu-dector package). Say tomorrow I get another 100 updates, what will I do?

The only way I know is to do an "equo install update1 update2 update3...update100" which is cumbersome. For I wont be able to do a "equo upgrade", as it will fail again here at this one package requiring the kernel 3.7.

Am I right or am I missing something?

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Re: Upgrading to kernel 3.7 while doing an equo upgrade

Post by Stupot » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:47

I don't think the kernel should be pulled in a part of the gpu-detector.

The gpu-detector is a part of the tools needed for the LiveDVD. You should be able to safely remove it without any consequences since you're not running the liveDVD.

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Re: Upgrading to kernel 3.7 while doing an equo upgrade

Post by gocool » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:55

Hmmm.... if "gpu-detector" is part of the live DVD then why did they push this update to all?

Do you think the team who were putting up the updates messed it up?

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Re: Upgrading to kernel 3.7 while doing an equo upgrade

Post by Stupot » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:14

Because you already had gpu-detector installed. It's installed as a part of the standard installation and is very likely used on your first boot after installing to a hard drive.

The fact that you got the update is fine and doesn't hurt anything besides downloading a little extra. It shouldn't be pulling in a kernel though. That sounds like a messed up dependency. I could be wrong about that, but it's unlikely.

But you can remove the gpu-detector and then you won't receive any more updates for it.

P.S. I have gpu-detector uninstalled and can reboot and run everything just fine.

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Re: Upgrading to kernel 3.7 while doing an equo upgrade

Post by gocool » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:50

Thank you Stupot...I just posted it on the IRC and here you reply back with my answer.

Will do. And thank you for taking time to respond.

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Re: Upgrading to kernel 3.7 while doing an equo upgrade

Post by Ryuno-Ki » Tue Jan 08, 2013 14:38

gocool wrote:The update failed as there is no space left in the /boot volume.
Sometimes running "equo cleanup" may help. But I don't know, wether the freed space is part of /boot …
As far as I know older/all kernels are stored there. Maybe you can just remove elder ones.
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Re: Upgrading to kernel 3.7 while doing an equo upgrade

Post by albfneto » Tue Jan 08, 2013 19:15

Another possibilities, if you want to use GPU detector.

The new version of GPU detector is a file that needs the Kernel version 3.7.
You may mask the package for not upgrade, as in the command:

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equo mask gpu-detector
Then, the package will remain in the old version.

Also, another possibility: You may try the new GPU detector, but without the new kernel. For this,you may try relax the deps, with the command:

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equo install gpu-detector --relaxed  -- pretend 
If no Kernel 3.7 needed, but only other packages, you may try:

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equo install gpu-detector --relaxed 
You also may try update only the GPU detector, without dependencies:

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equo install gpu-detector --nodeps
For fully update, change the kernel to 3.7, then re-install the GPU detector:

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equo install linux-sabayon
kernel-switch list
kernel-switcher switch 'the name of the new kernel'
reboot to new kernel, then:

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equo update
equo upgrade OR
equo install gpu-detector
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Re: Upgrading to kernel 3.7 while doing an equo upgrade

Post by gocool » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:41

Wow...Alberto...that surely is a DAMN good tutorial on equo and how powerful it is.
I wanna ask two questions

1. Is it worth upgrading to kernel 3.7? I have 3.6 right now.

2.Is this gpu-detector really useful for an installed machine, as I heard this is only good for live DVD

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