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Re: yum peculuarity on i586 and i686 rpms

Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> Ok, I require clarification.  My yum updates does not include
> the kernel-2.6.1-33.fc7 because in the repos there is not i386 kernel
> with this  version even though they are i386 repos. On the other hand
> the kernel-headers-2.6.1-33.fc7 was installed because this is a
> designated as a i386 rpm.
> Is there a rule covering this? Why are others getting this later kernel
> version installed?

Kernel headers doesn't contain anything that is different between 586 or
686, it's just modified header files from the kernel source.

Check and see what arch your kernel packages are really tagged as like this

# rpm -q --qf "%{name}-%{version}-%{release} %{arch}\n" kernel
kernel-2.6.22-0.5.rc7.git2.fc8 i686
kernel- i686
kernel-2.6.23-0.44.rc0.git16.fc8 i686

Is it possible these "ez" packages have confused matters?


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