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Re: XFS RPM install on Redhat 7.2

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS RPM install on Redhat 7.2
From: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 07:50:45 +0200
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Eric Sandeen schrieb:
> 
> I think rpm -ivh --oldpackage <blah>.rpm will work, if not,
> there are a million other options in the rpm man page.  :)
> I'd use force as a last resort.

If you want to replace the existing package, use
rpm -Uvh --oldpackage <blah>.rpm

BTW, I have built kernel-smp-2.4.9-34SGI_XFS_1.1.src.rpm packages long
time ago. Eric, do you remember :)

Simon

> 
>        --oldpackage
>               Allow an upgrade to replace a newer package with an
>               older one.
> 
> Booting an older kernel won't help, rpm is looking at the database
> of installed packages, not what is currently running.
> 
> -Eric
> 
> On Thu, 29 Aug 2002, Mike wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > I am trying to install the RPM kernel on my system to get XFS support on
> > a redhat 7.2. I am unable to install it because I have newer kernel.
> >
> > [root ~]# rpm -ivh kernel-smp-2.4.9-31SGI_XFS_1.1.i686.rpm
> > Preparing...           ###########################################
> > [100%]
> > package kernel-smp-2.4.9-34 (which is newer than
> >  kernel-smp-2.4.9-31SGI_XFS_1.1) is already installed
> >
> > Can I override this option while maintaining the 2.4.9-34smp (just in
> > case) or I have to override the newer 2.4.9-34smp kernel. How to
> > override the installation (-force do the trick)? If I force the RPM to
> > install can I still boot from the 2.4.9-34smp kernel.
> >
> > How about if I boot to the old kernel (2.4.7) and try to install
> > kernel-smp-2.4.9-31SGI_XFS_1.1.i686.rpm, will this work and the
> > installation will stop complaining?
> >
> > My lilo.conf file, output of lsmond, and current kernel is:
> >
> > Red Hat Linux release 7.2 (Enigma)
> > Kernel 2.4.9-34smp on an i686
> >
> >
> >  [root ~]# cat /etc/lilo.conf
> >  boot="/dev/sda"
> >  linear
> >  prompt
> >  timeout="50"
> >  message=/boot/message
> >  root=/dev/md5
> >  default=2.4.9-34smp
> >
> >  image="/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10"
> >          label="2.4.7-10"
> >          root="/dev/md5"
> >          read-only
> >          initrd="/boot/initrd-2.4.7-10.img"
> >
> >  image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10smp
> >          label="2.4.7-10smp"
> >          root=/dev/md5
> >          read-only
> >          initrd="/boot/initrd-2.4.7-10smp.img"
> >
> >  image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-34
> >          label="2.4.9-34"
> >          root=/dev/md5
> >          read-only
> >          initrd="/boot/initrd-2.4.9-34.img"
> >
> >  image="/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-34smp"
> >          label="2.4.9-34smp"
> >          root="/dev/md5"
> >          read-only
> >          initrd="/boot/initrd-2.4.9-34smp.img"
> >
> >  image=/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage
> >          label="Linux_Compiled"
> >          root=/dev/md5
> >          read-only
> >          optional
> >
> >  [root ~]# lsmod
> >  Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
> >  soundcore               4868   0  (autoclean)
> >  pcmcia_core            42720   0
> >  autofs                 12100   0  (autoclean) (unused)
> >  nfs                    83808   8  (autoclean)
> >  lockd                  54048   1  (autoclean) [nfs]
> >  sunrpc                 70032   1  (autoclean) [nfs lockd]
> >  eepro100               18128   1
> >  st                     27092   0
> >  raid0                   3968   1  (autoclean)
> >  usb-ohci               20704   0  (unused)
> >  usbcore                54656   1  [usb-ohci]
> >  ext3                   65760   9
> >  jbd                    44580   9  [ext3]
> >  raid5                  19264   0  (unused)
> >  xor                     6488   0  [raid5]
> >  raid1                  14340   7
> >  aic7xxx               114784  24
> >  sd_mod                 11900  24
> >  scsi_mod              101592   3  [st aic7xxx sd_mod]
> >
> >
> > Thanks for your help,
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >
> >


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