[PlanetCCRMA] FC2 Bleeding Edge install question

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Sep 28 10:56:01 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 10:32, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Fernando, Steve or anyone else out on the edge,
>     I've installed FC2 and have started the Planet installation. So far 
> very, very smooth. Great work Fernando. apt is updated and Synaptic is 
> installed. I've not modified any start-up processes and am just running 
> KDE for now. My thought is to leave everything as generic as possible 
> and then only change things (like fluxbox for KDE) should I run into a 
> problem. I know Steve runs (or ran) KDE and reports good results, so I 
> should just go with that for now as it's easy to change later. I've 
> rebooted just to ensure no extra warning messages and am looking around 
> the system for now.
>     The next step is doing the 2.6.7-Planet kernel but I'm a bit unsure 
> of the right steps. I'm at this link, which will likely break. Sorry.
> http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/changelog.html#latestplanetcoretwo
> and the text launches into a discussion of how to log the possible 
> sources of xruns before I've installed the kernel. I presume that the 
> right thing to do is to skip the discussion and go to the command:
> apt-get install planetccrma-core
> which I guess picks up the right kernel since I've modified apt with the 
> FC2 files? Is this correct?

The best kernels I currently have for 2.6 are in the "experimental"
repository, they have to be installed explicitly (not through a meta
package), and they are only advertised in the mailing list. 

Check this post for information on current latest bleeding edge kernel:
And follow the link inside for more details...

Remember that before trying the apt-get install xxx. you have to add
another line to the /etc/apt/sources.list (same as the planetcore line,
but replacing planetcore with planetedge), and do an apt-get update. 

> Also, there has been considerable discussion on the Gentoo lists that 
> the right modutils package for 2.6 series kernels is called 
> module-init-tools. I see what appears to be the older 2.4 series 
> modutils here:
> apt-get install modutils
> I assume this is correct for what we're doing on FC2 and that the other 
> is just a Gentoo thing?

The Fedora modutils package actually includes the newer
module-init-tools inside, together with the older legacy 2.4 support. 

> Not 100% sure about either of the above so I'm going to hang a bit until 
> I get an answer on them.

-- Fernando