[CentOS] Kernel update and csgfs

Thu Jan 19 15:17:33 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 09:59 -0500, Bowie Bailey wrote:
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org On Behalf Of Rodrigo Barbosa
> > 
> > On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 01:26:41PM -0500, Bowie Bailey wrote:
> > > It is stock except for the csgfs packages from the CentOS-csgfs
> > > repository and one or two other rpm packages.
> > 
> > "It is stock except" = "not stock". Several packages interact with
> > each other, including the kernel.
> > 
> > > I want to keep the machine up to date, but I guess I'll have to be
> > > careful with the kernel updates.  Any others that could cause
> > > problems? 
> > 
> > Pretty much any package has dependencies and/or provides something
> > used by others. You will have to do a complete dependency tracking to
> > make certain what your non-stock packages can interact with, which is
> > a very daunting task. Checking provides and requires on the rpmdb is
> > just the first step, and things can get really ugly when the
> > interaction is done using unix sockets or, god forbit, dbus.
> I though dependency tracking was what yum and rpms were for?  If I
> installed the cman-kernel package via yum, shouldn't I get a dependency
> warning if I try to install the new kernel?  I know I would get one if I
> tried to install the current cman-kernel package on top of the new
> kernel.
If it were an upgrade/update and not an install ... that might work.

But since nothing is trying to remove the old kernel (just install a new
one too), the install requirements remain meet.

IF then booting the new kernel, all hell breaks loose :)

IF booting the old kernel ... still good to go.
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