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Re: fedora-test-list Digest, Vol 39, Issue 56

    Dear friends,

 I tried both "yum install ipw3945 ipw3945-kmdl-`uname -r`" and  "yum
install iwlwifi iwlwifi-kmdl-`uname -r`", but it still complains about
missing /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3142.fc7.

 What next? Thanks!

    Take care

On 5/23/07, fedora-test-list-request redhat com
<fedora-test-list-request redhat com> wrote:
On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 10:50:44AM -0400, Jeff Guerdat wrote:
> Oliver Ruebenacker wrote:
> > I am running F7, as far as I know fully updated. I can not install
> >ipw3945 or iwlwifi (from atrpms), because yum says, the right kernel
> >(/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3142.fc7) is missing. The system does not even
> >seem to be aware of the existence of the adapter (it does work,
> >however, under Windows XP). I have no idea what to do next.

Upon the very first install of a kmdl yum just picks one and may pick
one for the wrong kernel. The way to overcome this is to use

yum install foo foo-kmdl-`uname -r`

to guide yum to pick the proper first kmdl.

> I've installed various modules from ATrpms by simply downloading the
> ones I want and manually install them.  I get the same issue with
> wanting to update a non-existent kernel so, at least for now, I just do
> the manual installs.  Works fine, lasts a long time...

For subsequent updates of this kmld one can use yum-plugin-kmdl. It
deals properly with kmdl upgrades, e.g. co selects them for on kernel
upgrades. It just doesn't have logic to aid yum in selecting the very
fist one (which does seem quite hard to do as a plugin).
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

Oliver Ruebenacker, Post-Doc Researcher
Theoretical Biological Physics and Soft Statistical Mechanics
Cell Biology at UConn Health Center and Physics at Harvard

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