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Do you know about dusk.idlemoor.tk repository

Postby reedych » 21. Jul 2017, 09:13

https://dusk.idlemoor.tk/ - contains pre-built new linux kernel version packages. Now it contains versions: 4.4, 4.9, 4.12.

And yes, can anyone test this repo working with slapt-get ?
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Re: Do you know about dusk.idlemoor.tk repository

Postby DidierSpaier » 21. Jul 2017, 09:44

reedych wrote:https://dusk.idlemoor.tk/ - contains pre-built new linux kernel version packages. Now it contains versions: 4.4, 4.9, 4.12.

And yes, can anyone test this repo working with slapt-get ?
Technically there is no issue. You can add a source for one of these repositories in /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc, for instance:
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SOURCE=https://dusk.idlemoor.tk/linux-4.12/x86_64/:CUSTOM
then run
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sudo slapt-get -u
sudo slapt-get --upgrade --ignore-excludes
but I would not recommend to do that for several reasons:
  • That would replace a working kernel with one that is provided only for testing
  • You will need to rebuild an initrd, and check that it works then update your boot sector or file
So if you want to test one of these kernels kindly provided by David Spencer, better do this (assuming that you use lilo, adapt for other boot managers):
  • download the packages
  • install the packages using spkg ot installpkg
  • make an initrd for the new kernel
  • add a stanza in /etc/lilo.conf for it (do not forget the line for the initrd) but do not remove existing ones
  • check with "lilo -t -v"
  • if you get no error run "lilo"
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Re: Do you know about dusk.idlemoor.tk repository

Postby DidierSpaier » 24. Jul 2017, 17:15

I see now in the man page that you could use the --no-upgrade option of slapt-get with the --install target, that comes handy as it will install the new kernel packages alongside the other ones instead of replacing them. However, you will still need to build the initrd and reconfigure the boot manager.
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