[NBLUG/talk] Re Installing kernel RPM update
jet at sonic.net
Sun Jan 11 15:44:00 PST 2004
Do not do an UPgrade on a kernel with RPM.... It will break things.
Do an rpm -ivh kernel-BLAH and install the kernel's side by side. Reboot and
make sure the new kernel works, then remove the old kernel with an rpm -e
I can't remember if kernel-headers is a required package for 7.2 or not...
On Saturday 10 January 2004 23:46, HarryH wrote:
> Back on December 25, I did a "up2date -u" from the Red Hat Network for a
> kernel update to my 7.2 machine. The up2date process did not go to total
> completion, that is it could not run a "sh /sbin/grubby" as I had run out
> of "/" directory space and it could not get to /sbin. I can tell by
> looking at /boot that not all is completed. That problem is now fixed. I
> just tried to re-update the kernel with a "rpm -Uvh package name" (same
> package and version) and it complained that the existing kernel files
> conflict with the fresh rpm package. I tried to use the -F option but that
> did absolutely nothing. Do I need to use the "-i" option in order to force
> the rpm to overlay the unsuccessful prior install? Or, should I use the
> "-e" to try and back it out first? The best I can tell, the machine is
> running on the prior version of the kernel.
> Any info appreciated,
Mark Street, D.C.
Red Hat Certified Engineer
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