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Not finding kernel-source package

Postby DrCR » 27. Dec 2016, 04:33

I'm running Salix KDE 14.0.1, and I'm not finding the kernel-source package referred to in the below links.
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https://docs.salixos.org/wiki/How_to_install_the_kernel_source
https://docs.salixos.org/wiki/How_to_Install_the_proprietary_NVIDIA_driver#Installation_of_kernel_sources


I'm talking to the .nl mirror -- still not finding it even after having commented out the EXCLUDE line, and I tried checking another mirror (via the mirror's PACKAGES.TXT or the like) as well, to no avail. Was this package pulled, or is this human error on my part?


(Side note: The only reason I'm working to install the Nvidia binary driver is to avoid my recently acquired 700-series Nvidia from sounding like a vacuum cleaner. If there's a way this can be achieved without having to install the Nvidia binary driver (or if doing so would be to no avail in Linux), I'm all ears, please do let me know.)
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Re: Not finding kernel-source package

Postby gapan » 27. Dec 2016, 08:44

How exactly have you looked for it?

DrCR wrote:...after having commented out the EXCLUDE line...

Bad idea. Don't do that.
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Re: Not finding kernel-source package

Postby mimosa » 27. Dec 2016, 10:21

What happens if you do

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sudo slapt-get -i kernel-source
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Re: Not finding kernel-source package

Postby DrCR » 27. Dec 2016, 22:55

(I already uncommented the EXCLUDE line in slapt-getrc. I simply did an update and search with it commented out to see if that would make any difference.)

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# slapt-get --update
Retrieving package data [http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/salix/x86_64/14.0/]...Cached
Retrieving patch list [http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/salix/x86_64/14.0/]...Done
Retrieving checksum list [http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/salix/x86_64/14.0/]...Cached
Retrieving checksum signature [http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/salix/x86_64/14.0/]...Cached
Verifying checksum signature [http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/salix/x86_64/14.0/]...No key for verification
Retrieving ChangeLog.txt [http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/salix/x86_64/14.0/]...Cached
Reading Package Lists...Done
# slapt-get --search kernel-source                                                                                             
# slapt-get -i kernel-source
Reading Package Lists...Done                                                                                                                 
No such package: kernel-source                                                                                                               
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I checked another mirror and am not seeing it there either:
http://slackware.uk/salix/x86_64/14.0/PACKAGES.TXT
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22kernel-sou ... j=g&ia=web
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Re: Not finding kernel-source package

Postby gapan » 28. Dec 2016, 08:28

You did more than remove the EXCLUDE line. You also removed repositories. Reinstall slapt-get and reinstate slapt-getrc
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mv /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc.new /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc
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Re: Not finding kernel-source package

Postby DrCR » 29. Dec 2016, 04:50

Thanks, --search now yields kernel-source hits after overwriting slapt-getrc with slapt-getrc.new's data.

Albeit, do neither of the kernel-source options (based on their numbering: kernel-source-3.2.29-noarch-1, kernel-source-3.2.83-noarch-1_slack14.0) correspond to the installed kernel?

# slapt-get --search kernel-
autofs-5.0.5-x86_64-1 [inst=yes]: autofs (kernel-based automounter)
kernel-firmware-20120804git-noarch-1 [inst=no]: kernel-firmware (Firmware for the kernel)
kernel-generic-3.2.29-x86_64-1 [inst=no]: kernel-generic (a general purpose SMP Linux kernel)
kernel-generic-3.2.83-x86_64-1_slack14.0 [inst=no]: kernel-generic (a general purpose SMP Linux kernel)
kernel-headers-3.2.29-x86-1 [inst=no]: kernel-headers (Linux kernel include files)
kernel-headers-3.2.83-x86-1_slack14.0 [inst=no]: kernel-headers (Linux kernel include files)
kernel-huge-3.2.29-x86_64-1 [inst=no]: kernel-huge (a fully-loaded SMP Linux kernel)
kernel-huge-3.2.83-x86_64-1_slack14.0 [inst=no]: kernel-huge (a fully-loaded SMP Linux kernel)
kernel-modules-3.2.29-x86_64-1 [inst=no]: kernel-modules (Linux kernel modules)
kernel-modules-3.2.83-x86_64-1_slack14.0 [inst=no]: kernel-modules (Linux kernel modules)
kernel-source-3.2.29-noarch-1 [inst=no]: kernel-source (Linux kernel source)
kernel-source-3.2.83-noarch-1_slack14.0 [inst=no]: kernel-source (Linux kernel source)
kernelive-3.2.29-x86_64-1cp [inst=no]: kernelive (Linux kernel for Salix Live)

libaio-0.3.109-x86_64-1 [inst=yes]: libaio (asynchronous I/O library)
kernel-firmware-20130512git-noarch-1 [inst=yes]: kernel-firmware (Firmware for the kernel)
kernel-headers-3.2.45-x86-3 [inst=yes]: kernel-headers (Linux kernel include files)
kernel-huge-3.2.45-x86_64-3 [inst=yes]: kernel-huge (a fully-loaded SMP Linux kernel)
kernel-modules-3.2.45-x86_64-3 [inst=yes]: kernel-modules (Linux kernel modules)
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Re: Not finding kernel-source package

Postby gapan » 29. Dec 2016, 07:24

Upgrade your kernel packages to 3.2.83. Don't forget to run lilo after.
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