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Re: Debian Sid on Iconnect

Postby geekness » 2013-11-26 07:47

Thanks heaps, I'll give it a go tonight after I finish flying my quadcopter.
hopefully I have less crashes on Debian than I do with my quadcopter.
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Re: Debian Sid on Iconnect

Postby geekness » 2013-11-26 11:12

Im nearlly at the end of the squeez to wheezy update.
I have encountered a question that I need some help with
During step 5 from my previous post, I typed "apt-get upgrade". The system did a heap of downloads/installs, but then I got this question:

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Configuration file '/etc/mk2fs.conf'
 ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation.
 ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version.
   What would you like to do about it ? Your options are:
     Y or I  : install the package maintainer's version
    N or O  : keep your currently-installed version
      D     : show the differences between the versions
      Z     : start a shell to examine the situation
 The default action is to keep your current version.
*** mke2fs.conf (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?

This is what I got with the differences
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--- /etc/mke2fs.conf    2011-11-29 23:53:59.000000000 +0100
+++ /etc/mke2fs.conf.dpkg-new   2013-03-21 03:38:16.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,5 +1,7 @@
        base_features = sparse_super,filetype,resize_inode,dir_index,ext_attr
+       default_mntopts = acl,user_xattr
+       enable_periodic_fsck = 0
        blocksize = 4096
        inode_size = 256
        inode_ratio = 16384
@@ -10,7 +12,7 @@
        ext4 = {
                features = has_journal,extent,huge_file,flex_bg,uninit_bg,dir_nl
-               lazy_itable_init = 1
+               auto_64-bit_support = 1
                inode_size = 256
        ext4dev = {
@@ -28,6 +30,12 @@
                inode_size = 128
                inode_ratio = 8192

Not really sure, but I think the file is what decides how to create new files? It's the configuration file for "mke2fs (8)"

Does that mean if I don't update, mke2fs (8) will not function correctly?

Should I update?
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Re: Debian Sid on Iconnect

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2013-11-26 12:21

For making new filesystems.
The new conf file is adding/extending support for the ext4 filesystem.
Yes, use the new version.
The old one gets backed up in the same location with a 'dpkg-old' filename extension.
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Re: Debian Sid on Iconnect

Postby geekness » 2013-11-26 16:21

Thanks dilberts_left_nut, I have successfully upgraded to Wheezy and installed transmission. I have also learned a fair bit along the way.
All up, it took me about 5 hours from go to woah.

I have updated my earlier post to show each step correctly, as I did it, just in case anybody else is looking to do the same.
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