Originally Posted by Latman
I am running RHEL 6.1 with kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64. Been asked by out developers to install "kernel-2.6.32-131.12.1.el6.x86_64".
I have managed to download this and it is on local drive. However, when I try and install it, I get the following:
Loaded plugins: aliases, changelog, downloadonly, product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager
Updating Red Hat repositories.
Setting up Install Process
Examining kernel-2.6.32-131.12.1.el6.x86_64.rpm: kernel-2.6.32-131.12.1.el6.x86_64
Marking kernel-2.6.32-131.12.1.el6.x86_64.rpm as an update to kernel-2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
--> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.32-131.12.1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-firmware >= 2.6.32-131.12.1.el6 for package: kernel-2.6.32-131.12.1.el6.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: kernel-2.6.32-131.12.1.el6.x86_64 (/kernel-2.6.32-131.12.1.el6.x86_64)
Requires: kernel-firmware >= 2.6.32-131.12.1.el6
Installed: kernel-firmware-2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.noarch (@anaconda-RedHatEnterpriseLinux-201105101844.x86_64/6.1)
kernel-firmware = 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
Any suggestions please?
First, I'd ask the developers exactly WHY
they need that particular kernel. If they just WANT it for some unspecified reason, there's little point in doing this upgrade. And how are you trying to do the installation?? The messages you got very clearly gave you two options:
- You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
- You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
Did you try doing what it suggested??? If you're running an "rpm" command, that's not a good thing...you should be using yum to perform such installations, since it will resolve dependencies for you.
Most importantly...you're using RHEL; have you called Red Hat support?? You're paying for it, with your RHEL subscription, and they can easily help you with kernel installations and other problems.