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

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Thu Jul 17 10:26:49 UTC 2008

Antti J. Huhtala wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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.
> Well, it wasn't as simple as that. rpm says:"kernel ... is already
> installed" and will not go on. The identifiers (file names) are
> identical, remember?
> Any other ideas?
> Antti

rpm -ivh --force <rpm_name>

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