Up2date and Arjan's 2.6 test kernel

Dan Goodes fedora-list at planetmirror.com
Mon Nov 17 05:46:40 UTC 2003

Actually - I was wrong, but I'm still confused.

I was trying to install kernel-unsupported, which from "rpm -qi 
kernel-unsupported" is just a supplimental package that installs modules 
and features that are in the kernel.org kernel but redhat have not QA'd 
yet. From what I can tell, one still needs to install the "kernel" package 
as well, which is the base 2.6.0-test kernel.

However, if i try to use "up2date --nosig kernel", it tells me that the 
package is already up to date. How do i tell up2date to install (NOT 
upgrade) the kernel from arjan's apt repo?

I want to use up2date (or similar) so I don't have to go hunting down 
dependancies - can anybody give me the few simple steps to get the 2.6.0 
test kernel installed (separately from the stock 2.4.22 FC kernel)?


On 16 Nov 2003, Bret Hughes wrote:

> On Sun, 2003-11-16 at 22:44, Dan Goodes wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > 
> > I've been running fedora (FC1) since it was released, and test 3 before 
> > that, and am happy with it.
> > 
> > I want to try arjan's test kernels from 
> > 
> > http://people.redhat.com/~arjanv/2.5/
> > 
> > I read through some threads on the mailing list, and it seemed the best 
> > solution would be to just use up2date (since the config is already there).
> > 
> > So I uncommented that line from the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources file, and 
> > ran "up2date kernel-unsupported" (not 100% true - it took a LOT of reading 
> > to find that I had to run "up2date --nosig kernel-unsupported").
> > 
> > It seems to downloade the kernel and install it fine, but it doesn't 
> > appear to install anything - "rpm -qa | grep kernel" shows the 
> > kernel-unsupported RPM there, but there's no change in /boot/ or in 
> > /boot/grub/grub.conf
> > 
> > I've searched google for answers but have yet to come up with a solution. 
> > Anything blindingly obvious I am doing wrong?
> > 
> Are you sure you did not install the src rpm?
> If you are, then you are saying that there are no new files in /boot?
> Bret
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