Re: Redhat Kernel updates catuion
From: JimL (socksjim01_at_hal-pcsocks.com)
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 06:24:26 -0500
Why is my hardware platform different from my machine and processor?
[root@tyanbox root]# uname -p
[root@tyanbox root]# uname -i
[root@tyanbox root]# uname -m
Did I screw up?
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:27:15 GMT, Lenard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 15:11:33 -0400, Jeffrey Silverman typed:
>> I am thinking about installing the RedHat kernel updates up from
>> Whate caveats and cautions should I know about? What might I break? Am
>> I worrying too much?
>Upgrading a release kernel (correctly) is not a problem, you will not
>break anything (99.99% sure) and yes your worrying to much.
>> I am going to use up2date to do this. Or should I download the kernel
>> and install it as a second kernel instead of upgrading the current
>> kernel? (I know that this is the recommended procedure when *compiling*
>> a new kernel).
>It's best to install the new kernel and keep the current kernel.
>rpm -ivh <file_name>
>FYI: Unless you want the RPM file you do not need to download it to
>install it. As root from the console or xterm session type something like;
>rpm -ivh ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i686/kernel-2.4.20-20.9.i686.rpm
>Modify to match your actual system processor hint: uname -p