[CentOS] Re: [CentOS-announce] CESA-2006:0493 Important CentOS 4 i386 kernel - security update

Phil Schaffner P.R.Schaffner at IEEE.org
Fri May 26 17:42:51 UTC 2006


On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 17:13 -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2006:0493
> 
> https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0493.html
> 
> The following updated files have been uploaded and are currently
> syncing to the mirrors:
> 
> i386:
> kernel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i586.rpm
> kernel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
> kernel-devel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i586.rpm
> kernel-devel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
> kernel-doc-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.noarch.rpm
> kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
> kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
> kernel-smp-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i586.rpm
> kernel-smp-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
> kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i586.rpm
> kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
> 
> src:
> kernel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.src.rpm

I wonder if a change in the naming convention for centosplus kernels
might be in order?  Had to think a bit to understand why yum was not
showing me the new errata kernel until I realized that

        2.6.9-34.106.unsupported > 2.6.9-34.0.1.EL

in the sorting order.  I downloaded from a mirror and forced the
install:

[root at tabb1 RPMS]# rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
        package kernel-2.6.9-34.106.unsupported (which is newer than kernel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL) is already installed
[root at tabb1 RPMS]# rpm -ivh --force kernel-2.6.9-34.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:kernel                 ########################################### [100%]
[root at tabb1 RPMS]# 

Similar problems for kernel-devel and kernel-doc RPMS.

If the name for the last centosplus/unsupported version had been
kernel-2.6.9-34.unsupported.106 (or similar) the new version[s] would
have been offered for installation, and since (I believe)

	unsupported.106 > EL

for rpm/yum, the new centosplus kernels would still be installable if
that repo is configured.

Phil





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