Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 818308
Recent Fedora kernels does not have SLIP support
Last modified: 2012-05-05 21:27:49 EDT
Description of problem:
This kernel: 3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64 seems to not have SLIP support, it appears it disappeared at some point, as the slip.ko module were present in at least 3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64.
Please bring it back.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Sorry about that. SLIP support is scheduled to go away in F17, and got turned off prematurely in F16. Can you tell us a bit more about how you are using it?
I am turning it back on in F16 for kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16 and newer.
We have several (very) old devices capable of relaying telemetry that we want to consume. These are SLIP capable (or can be used generally as a tty, but no PPP support).
Since this works well, there's no need to replace them. It's a pity if this goes away in F17. Even if SLIP is old technology, that alone should be no reason to remove it.
I think we can turn it on in the next build for F17 as well, though it will be in the kernel-modules-extra package.
kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.