[CentOS] Upgrade fm 4.7 to 5.3: mptscsi module?

Fri Jul 31 20:07:39 UTC 2009
Curt Mills <hacker at fluke.com>

First issue:  I did an upgrade from 4.7 to 5.3 on an HP DL380G3 box.
I got yum working again and upgraded 160+ packages.  During that
process I saw:

   Installing     : kernel-PAE                [157/322]
WARNING: No module mptscsi found for kernel 2.6.18-128.2.1.el5PAE, continuing anyway
   Installing     : kernel                    [158/322]
WARNING: No module mptscsi found for kernel 2.6.18-128.2.1.el5, continuing anyway

Since I'm running with SCSI drives on that box and lsmod shows me

# ./lsmod | grep mpt
mptctl                 31301  1 
mptsas                 37193  0 
scsi_transport_sas     30529  1 mptsas
mptspi                 23625  0 
scsi_transport_spi     26305  1 mptspi
mptfc                  21829  0 
mptscsih               36929  3 mptsas,mptspi,mptfc
scsi_transport_fc      37449  1 mptfc
mptbase                76901  5 mptctl,mptsas,mptspi,mptfc,mptscsih
scsi_mod              141589  17

I'm a bit worried about rebooting the system.  Should I be?  Did
some other driver take over the responsibilities of the mptscsi

Second issue:  I also had to remove some repositories from yum, do a
"yum clean all", and still manually remove a few more packages before yup
update would work.  There are still quite a few "el4" packages left
on the system even now.  History:

# history
  1006  yum update;date
  1007  yum clean all
  1008  yum update;date
  1009  yum remove freetype-utils cyrus-imapd-murder cyrus-imapd-nntp
  1010  yum update;date
  1011  yum remove seamonkey
  1012  yum update;date
  1013  rpm -qa | grep -i el4

Some of the el4 packages that are left are probably one's that I
installed by hand outside the yum repository scheme, but certainly
not all of them are.  I expected the upgrade off DVD and then the
"yum update" to take care of most of those.

Curt Mills, WE7U                    hacker at fluke dot com
Senior Methods Engineer/SysAdmin
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