Re: Redhat Kernel updates catuion

From: jeem (jrclare_at_sbcglobal.net)
Date: 09/26/03


Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 23:49:19 GMT

JimL wrote:
> Why is my hardware platform different from my machine and processor?
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> [root@tyanbox root]# uname -p
> i586
> [root@tyanbox root]# uname -i
> i386
> [root@tyanbox root]# uname -m
> i586
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> Did I screw up?
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> JimL
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> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:27:15 GMT, Lenard <lenard@127.0.0.1> wrote:
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>>On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 15:11:33 -0400, Jeffrey Silverman typed:
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>>>I am thinking about installing the RedHat kernel updates up from
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>>> 2.4.20-8
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>>>to
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>>> 2.4.20-20.9
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>>>Whate caveats and cautions should I know about? What might I break? Am
>>>I worrying too much?
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>>Upgrading a release kernel (correctly) is not a problem, you will not
>>break anything (99.99% sure) and yes your worrying to much.
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>>>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).
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>>It's best to install the new kernel and keep the current kernel.
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>>rpm -ivh <file_name>
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>>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;
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>>rpm -ivh ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i686/kernel-2.4.20-20.9.i686.rpm
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>>Modify to match your actual system processor hint: uname -p
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I get i686, i386, i686. It seems like the same type thing. I wouldn't worry.
Jeem