> On Thu, Jul 19, 2001 at 02:02:45PM -0600, Dean Brissinger wrote:
> > I used the 2.4.5/1.0.1 RPM to upgrade my Redhat system (built
> > w/ XFS 1.0 CD). The kernel seems happy but upon booting reports
> > "unable to open initial console". I've seen this before when messing
> > with devfs. It basically means /dev/ is missing device files. I
> > read a while back that this kernel has devfs disabled by default. Is
> > there a trick to get the standard /dev back when upgrading from 1.0
> > to 1.0.1 RPM's?
Without meaning to start a flame-war, this is just one more example of
why letting other people make your decisions for you is not a good thing
to do. RPM (and probably other package managers) go against many of the
technical and idealogical reasons for which I use Unix. ; )
Yes, compiling from the source is sometimes more difficult - but making
your own decisions is usually worth the extra effort.