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Re: kernel RPMs dependency on removing prior kernel?



On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 18:48 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 
> On 15.11.2007 18:14, Richi Plana wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> There is even a easier workaround mentioned in
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=374711#c1
> ---
> To escape this problem:
> # yum install kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8
> # yum update

Well, if that works, that should might help the yum developers in
tracking down where the logic error is. Can someone verify this? And
would a "yum install kernel" not work just as well (since yum logic
would glean the latest version automatically)?
--

Richi Plana



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