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Need yum workarounds



I noticed reports in here indicating that yum-updatesd is not working
for most people, and I learned that one can configure yum to run as a
cron job (as in FC5) and updates do take place.

But I've not found a work around for the problem that yum refuses to
install new kernels when it finds kernel modules from older versions
of the kernel.  I've turned off installonlyn and just want the new
kernel installed, and don't want old ones removed.  But yum still acts
as though I do, viz.:

Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.22.1-27.fc7 set to be updated
---> Package kmod-nvidia.x86_64 0:100.14.11-1.2.6.22.1_27.fc7 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-x86_64 = 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 for
package: openafs-k
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Unresolveable requirement kernel-x86_64 = 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 for
openafs-kern


This is just silly. After the new kernel is installed, I do build a
new openafs-kernel and whatever other modules I need.  But that comes
later.  I can't even get it to install the new kernel.

Look, I can dl the kernel and install with RPM, no trouble!

# rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.22.1-27.fc7.x86_64.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
  1:kernel                 ########################################### [100%]

If that's the easiest work around, I can do it.  But it pretty much
eliminates any need for yum and it seems to me a lot of inexperienced
linux users are getting bit in the ass. Rather than make them
dependent on a "fool proof" program like yum, we ought to just teach
them to download RPMs in the first place and install with rpm.

This is reported already

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=249194



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Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas


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