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[Feb. 19th, 2011|08:52 am]

Trying to dist-upgrade my desktop to sid this morning. Crossing my fingers it doesn't screw up too much...


So far, so good. Looks like minecraft has been put into a broken state because of some opengl nonsense, and jackd is now missing, but alsa-based sound is still working.

I always get a slight mental shiver when I see things like "bash" and "login" and "sudo" going by in the stream of packages being replaced and updated.


Huh, that uninstalled aptitude. Good thing I still have apt-get. Now time to go through and confirm the upgrade hasn't broken anything important. Vim and emacs still seem to work fine. Reinstalled jackd. Apparently it was just in some weird tangle of dependencies and package-renames. Supercollider still works with it. glxinfo still says it can't find a visual, so I'ma try restarting X11.


Aaaand of course X11 didn't start up the first time. Complained about not finding radeonhd drivers. Fortunately, a locate radeonhd found that I had left a copy of the source tree in my ~/build directory, so I did a ./configure; make; make install hoping it might fix things.

It didn't.

Because it installed into /usr/local/lib/xorg instead of /usr/lib/xorg.

After cping there, it magically came up. glxinfo gives me some good stuff, but minecraft still doesn't work --- albeit with a different error message.

[User Picture]From: edanaher
2011-02-20 04:02 am (UTC)
Heh... upgrading bash in Debian is nothing compared to watching Gentoo compile glibc for 20 minutes. And it's even more fun when you get a mysterious kernel BUG partway through, and the compile process seems to be frozen. (After a reboot, the compile finished fine... I'll start worrying if it happens again.)

Also, don't copy installed files around - use "./configure --prefix=/usr" to install in the right place the first time. This'll make sure everything (libraries/docs/etc.) are in the right place, and typically doesn't require recompiling (unless the autoconf/automake setup is horribly broken).
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[User Picture]From: bubblingbeebles
2011-02-21 03:25 pm (UTC)
a mysterious kernel BUG partway through, and the compile process seems to be frozen

good grief what did you even DO
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[User Picture]From: DeMarko [wordpress.com]
2011-02-20 09:14 am (UTC)
doo dee doo
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[User Picture]From: jgrafton
2011-02-20 08:59 pm (UTC)
This is why I gave up on linux.
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[User Picture]From: bhudson
2011-02-21 04:52 am (UTC)
I cracked on the day I wanted to upload pictures from my camera and was faced with upgrading several packages and recompiling the kernel.
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