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Re: 586 kernels.



On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 14:40 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> 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).

so, umm
we're going to have users 'ugprading' from kernel.i586 to kernel.i386?
Is that right?


-sv



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