[Yum] Re: Yum error question

Tom Diehl tdiehl at rogueind.com
Mon Feb 24 22:22:30 UTC 2003

On 24 Feb 2003, seth vidal wrote:

> On Mon, 2003-02-24 at 11:41, Tom Diehl wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I am trying to update a 7.2 machine with yum. The machine has a custom
> > kernel rpm on it. when I try to do the update I get the following error:
> > 
> > Errors installing:
> > ('package kernel-2.4.18-24.7.x.1.nano.tjc (which is newer than kernel-2.4.18-24.7.x) is already installed', (8, None, 0))
> > [root at octopus root]#
> > 
> What command were you running?

yum update

> What preceeds this error?

Calaulating disk space, this could take awhile

> can you run it w/-d 4

Yep!! It is ~46K so I put it at http://www.stnhbr.com/yum.output
rather than posting it to the list.

> > 1) should yum barf on this or should it just ignore the kernel in the 
> > repository?
> I'm not clear  the background here - can you fill in a bit more.

with the kernel-2.4.18-24.7.x.1.nano.tjc kernel installed on the machine
and kernel-2.4.18-24.7.x in the repository, should yum try to install
the kernel in the repository? Yum downloaded the kernel from the repository
and attempted to install it. It

This is a RHL 7.2 system we had sitting in the corner until recently. I 
decided to install yum on it to bring it up to date. 
[root at octopus root]# rpm -qa | grep rpm

[root at octopus root]# rpm -qa | grep yum
[root at octopus root]#

I am using your repositories for 7.2 to do the updates.

If you need further info let me know,

.............Tom	"Nothing would please me more than being able to 
tdiehl at rogueind.com	hire ten programmers and deluge the hobby market 
			with good software." -- Bill Gates 1976

   			We are still waiting ....

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