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Old 06-03-2003, 08:54 PM   #16
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Not the same... that command gives me the version number installed but not the originating rpm.
ie- kernel-2.4.20-18.9.athlon.rpm (the latest version downloaded)
kernel-2.4.20-13.9.athlon.rpm (the first update)

I need to know which of these were used in the install...
kernel-2.4.20-6.i586.rpm
kernel-2.4.20-6.i686.rpm
kernel-2.4.20-6.athlon.rpm

Is there a file which could tell me which rpm was used in the initial installation. It is possible, with the beta nature of this motherboard, the rpm used could be the i686 flavor. this might explain why the original works and not the updates.

btw- I have gotten away from using the rpm manager that Redhat supplies... Very buggy!

Thanks
 
Old 06-04-2003, 04:34 PM   #17
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Compare other rpm fields.

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that command gives me the version number installed but not the originating rpm.
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In addition to version numbers rpms also have a release number. It is
common for a rpm package to have both the version number and the release number in the package name. For example, kernel-2.4.20-13.9.i586.rpm is version 2.4.20 release 13.9. Alan Cox assigns the version number and Red Hat assigns the release number. Red Hat threw you a curve by calling all three rpms 2.4.20-6 in their distribution. They should have different release numbers on those packages.

If you do:

rpm -qi packagename

then rpm will show you the release number, build date, build host, and summary. build date is the date and time the rpm package was
created, build host is the computer the rpm package was built on, and summary is a short description of the rpm package.

You can find the same information in a distribution rpm by:

rpm -qip /media/cdrom/.../packagename.rpm


See if you can differentiate the rpms by one of the other parameters in the rpm package.

Last edited by jailbait; 06-04-2003 at 04:52 PM.
 
Old 06-04-2003, 05:16 PM   #18
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The athlon versions match up... I guess the only option left is to compile it myself.

I have successfully compiled Audacity and Webalizer from sources so next step will be the kernel.

Any caveats I should know of before I do this?
 
Old 06-04-2003, 09:40 PM   #19
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Any caveats I should know of before I do this?
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It just takes patience and a methodical approach. Gook luck
 
Old 06-11-2003, 10:47 AM   #20
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Just an update...

After the 10th try, I have a working custom compiled kernel.
Quote:
It just takes patience and a methodical approach. Gook luck
This is so very true!

I still have the original problem.
So far I've tested :
5 cdroms
1 cdrw
2 cdrom/dvd's
All will work in the original distro installed kernel.
None will work in the updated kernels.
Also... didn't work in the compiled "custom" kernel.

Now for the interesting part.
Yesterday, in frustration, I went to my friendly neighborhood comp store and bought another new cdrom.
It works! Odd though, since one of the one's that doesn't work is it's twin from 2 weeks ago.

Somehow there seems to be a seek error with the other drives.
I'm going to be checking the drivers to see if there are any differences between the kernel versions.

If anybody has experienced this and has a solution.... Please let me know.

My heartfelt thanks to those who helped me.
Special thanks to "jailbait" for giving me excellant advice and encouragement.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 06:12 PM   #21
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