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Re: Latest kernels and megaraid module (was: Re: Boot poster challenge)



On Sat, 2004-11-20 at 23:12 +0000, Harry Moyes wrote:
> I'm betting on a bug, but my bitch was not the bug in the new kernel,
> its the silent hiding of that error by up2date, and the misleading
> report of success. I removed the new kernel, and re ran up2date,
> and it still reported success despite the failure  >:|
> 
> So consider this a vote for a serious review of up2date.

The problem is that the initrd and the boot menu item is created when
the kernel package is installed, in the post-install scripts. What
happened was surely that the kernel installed fine but the post-install
scripts failed. As far as I can tell there's no way to tell that the
post-install scripts failed using RPM, so this really isn't up2date's
fault, it's a limitation of rpm.

/Per

-- 
Per Bjornsson <perbj stanford edu>
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University


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