Subject: [CentOS] "yum update" did not update kernel on one box

Tue May 6 21:49:18 UTC 2008
lannyma at <lannyma at>

On 5/6/08, Ralph Angenendt <ra+centos AT> wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
> > If there is some place I can check in a yum database or RPM database on
> > her box, to verify the kernel version that's really installed (probably
> > the original one), please let me know where that is. Thanks much! Lanny
> rpm -qa kernel*

[lanny at compaq1300 ~]$ rpm -qa kernel*
[lanny at compaq1300 ~]$ uname -a
Linux compaq1300.HOMELAN 2.6.18-8.el5 #1 SMP Thu Mar 15 19:57:35 EDT
2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[lanny at compaq1300 ~]$

Ralph: Thank you for the rpm command and the syntax! That confirms
what I have been seeing the past few days, that no updates are
available! The kernel-headers for the latest kernel is there, along
with the latest kernel. However, it is not shown in the GRUB menu when
I boot the box, and, the box boots the old kernel. My knowledge of
Linux, obviously, is very limited. How can I correct this, so the box
will boot the latest kernel? TIA! Lanny
> And: pup is a frontend to yum is a frontend to rpm which holds the
> package database.

Much better than multiple databases!