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Re: kernel RPMs dependency on removing prior kernel?



On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 10:00 +0100, Stefan Grosse wrote:
> -------- Original Message  --------
> Subject: kernel RPMs dependency on removing prior kernel?
> From: Andrew Farris <lordmorgul gmail com>
> To: Development discussions related to Fedora <fedora-devel-list redhat com>
> Date: 15.11.2007 08:53
> >  ---> Package kmod-nvidia-2.6.23-6.fc8.i686 0:100.14.19-8.lvn8 set to be erased
> >  --> Processing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 for package:
> > kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.1-42.fc8
> >  ---> Package kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.1-37.fc8.i686 0:100.14.19-14.lvn8 set to be erased
> >  ---> Package kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.1-41.fc8.i686 0:100.14.19-15.lvn8 set to be erased
> >  --> Finished Dependency Resolution
> >  Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 is needed by package
> > kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.1-42.fc8
> >
> >   
> 
> This seems to be an already reported bug related to kmods. You find a
> workaround here:
> http://thorstenl.blogspot.com/2007/11/problems-updating-kernels-and-kmods.html

The workaround I tend to use is:

# yumdownloader kernel kernel-devel # only do kernel-devel if it's
actually installed
# rpm -ivh kernel-<newversion> kernel-devel-<newversion>
# yum update
# yum remove kernel-<oldestversion> # optional

This seems to pull in the updated kmods assuming the updated kmods are
being pulled in by a "suite" package that is also updated. It also keeps
the old kmods in case I want to fall back to an older kernel.
--

Richi Plana


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