[kismac] Re: Darwin Update in 10.2.6

  • From: Galen <blueandwhiteg3@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 22:16:08 -0700

Well, if I'm not mistaken, Apple updates Darwin for a reason. A lot of 
people started having kernel panic issues with Darwin 6.5 (USB 
related), many of which were supposed to have been solved with the 
latest system update (and Darwin 6.6), and going back a version on the 
kernel might not always be a good idea, even if it generally works.

Would you consider a checking mechanism for KisMAC to prevent 
installing the wrong kernel (causing problems - I know multiple people 
who've whacked out their OS X install by doing this)? And it wouldn't 
hurt if you kept the kernel build up to date with the latest Darwin... 
custom building my kernel isn't nearly as easy as clicking "exchange 
kernel" in KisMAC.


On Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 04:44 AM, Michael Rossberg wrote:

> hey,
>> Last time I upgraded from 10.2.4 to 10.2.5 and tried the swap kernel
>> function of KisMAC, I got bitten hard by a bug - they updated Darwin
>> and KisMAC didn't know about it. I had to re-install OS X. Darwin went
>> from 6.3 to 6.5. Now, with the release of 10.2.6, Darwin has been
>> updated to 6.6. I'd rather not test this on my system, but does 
>> anybody
>> know if KisMAC has been updated with the latest kernel? Also, have you
>> ever thought about having KisMAC check the kernel version *before*
>> swapping it to avoid installing an older or newer version and creating
>> all kinds of issues?
> i did not think about it, because usually this is working. the jump
> from .5 to .6 causes no problems. the same with .3 and .4, but they
> must have changed some critical in .5, which caused the problems. i
> added a warning, but i do not want to tell the people what they shall
> do.... because sometimes it makes sense to exchange a newer kernel
> mick
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