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586 kernels.



A day or so ago, I flipped the switch and killed off the 586 specific
kernel, by making the 686 kernel bootable on older machines.
Turns out it isn't that easy however.
Rpm will refuse to install the 686 kernel a 586, because it checks
the arch..

sudo rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc8.i686.rpm 
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
package kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc8 is intended for a i686 architecture


(Oddly, the 586 kernel uname is reporting itself as 686 already,
 which I don't quite understand..
 Linux equinox 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 #1 SMP Wed May 23 22:11:19 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux)

Anyway.. To 'solve' this, I think I'm going to have to make the 686
kernel package an 'i386' package.

Does anyone see anything flawed with this approach?

(Modulo problems with yum doing exactarch matches and upgrades being
 more of a nightmare than usual).

	Dave

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