kernel 2038 x86_64 segfault

shrek-m at shrek-m at
Sat Mar 11 22:46:34 UTC 2006

On 11.03.2006 22:36, Giuseppe Castagna wrote:

> shrek-m at wrote:
>> On 11.03.2006 14:18, Partha Bagchi wrote:
>>> Giuseppe Castagna wrote:
>>>> $ sudo rpm -Uvh kernel-* [...] (yes, I know I should have used -ivh )
>> you can use what you want
>> -ivh = install (add) new kernel
>> -Uvh = update the kernel(s)
> Yes, of course you can -Uvh, so as to erase a working kernel

with rpm an kernel you should think at least 3 times what you are doing 
before you execute rpm -Uvh kernel* ;-)
but it is no problem to boot into rescuemode an install a working kernel.

> that cannot be found any longer in rawhide,

but in your yum cache.

# du -sh /var/cache/yum/development/packages/
20K /var/cache/yum/development/packages/

# grep keepcache /etc/yum.conf

and i would swear the default is 1

# man yum.conf
Either ‘1’ or ‘0’. Determines whether or not yum keeps the cache
of headers and packages after succesful installation. Default
is ’1’ (keep files)

this is one reason i prefer do download the kernels via `wget -cr ...` 
`rpm -ivh kernel*.rpm`
or for yum tokeep=6

> and replace it by a kernel you do not know whether it will work and in 
> this way completely screw your workstation.

this is rawhide :-)

> I can just more simply throw the computer from window and hope it will 
> work again :-)



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