[CentOS] Replacing custom kernel with another - with same identifier

Antti J. Huhtala ahuhtal4 at welho.com
Thu Jul 17 08:56:25 UTC 2008

to, 2008-07-17 kello 09:16 +0100, ne.. kirjoitti:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 08:05, Antti J. Huhtala <ahuhtal4 at welho.com> wrote:
> > Hi list,
> >
> > I just finished building a custom kernel from 2.6.18-53.1.21 source rpm
> > - this time with ISA bus and ISAPNP support which I accidentally left
> > out of my previous attempt.
> > Unfortunately, this time I forgot to change my identifier in
> > kernel-2.6.spec file. Thus I now have one *installed* kernel version
> > *without* ISA support, and another one *with* ISA support but as rpm,
> > not yet installed. Both kernels now have identical identifiers.
> >
> > What is the safe way to remove the previous installed kernel version
> > without taking out the uninstalled new version? Is the latter safe in
> > ~/rpmbuild/RPMS if I use 'rpm -e' to remove the former version?
> There is no need to remove the old kernel. Use the --replacefiles option to
> rpm when installing the new kernel. Then verify that your grub.conf/lilo.conf
> has the correct entry.
Ah, indeed. I've never used --replacefiles in installing kernels but
guess it works with them just as with any other files. Thanks!


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