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Old 11-05-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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FC7: Installing 'transcode' - "hal conflicts with kernel < 2.6.17"


I'm trying to install, among others, ffmpeg, transcode, and suchlike on a clean FC7 box.

I keep hitting a brick wall because of some package called 'hal'. I get this message:

Code:
Error: hal conflicts with kernel < 2.6.17
The thing is, my kernel isn't what it thinks, as I updated it to

Code:
# uname -r
2.6.18-8.1.14.el5xen
So, I'm completely confuzzled. I just need these few packages installed via yum, and it's starting to annoy me, as I've been playing (and failing) all day.

Google searches, and a search on here brings up no mention of the issue on FC7.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Mucho thanko in advance
 
Old 11-05-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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It isn't an issue on FC7, because you didn't install an FC7 kernel. The "el5" designation indicates that you installed a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel. I'm surprised this is your only problem.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 02:08 PM   #3
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Try again, this time boot to the non-xen kernel.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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hm, that's odd, because all i did was

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yum install kernel
how do i see, or indeed specify to boot, from another kernel?


edit: for a little more info, it's a base install on a xen VM.. there's no other option for this project. just in case that affects booting from a non-xen kernel...

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Old 11-05-2007, 02:16 PM   #5
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List the contents of /etc/yum.repos.d/ . If you have the repos for the wrong distro installed (and it looks like you do) you will not be able to get it fixed until this is cleared up.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 02:34 PM   #6
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List the contents of /etc/yum.repos.d/ . If you have the repos for the wrong distro installed (and it looks like you do) you will not be able to get it fixed until this is cleared up.
here's what i've got:

Code:
# ls -l /etc/yum.repos.d/
total 20
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1541 May 24 20:58 fedora-development.repo
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1084 May 24 20:58 fedora-updates-testing.repo
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1006 May 24 20:58 fedora-updates.repo
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1096 May 24 20:58 fedora.repo
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  354 Jun 28  2005 freshrpms.repo
 
Old 11-05-2007, 02:40 PM   #7
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I would open up the freshrpms and see if you got the el5 one by mistake. Just use a text editor.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 02:48 PM   #8
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Freshrpms does not have kernels. With that configuration, the only way you got that kernel is with a manual install.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 02:58 PM   #9
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I would open up the freshrpms and see if you got the el5 one by mistake. Just use a text editor.
i opened it up but there's no info about kernels, only a pointer to the freshrpms mirror list.


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Freshrpms does not have kernels. With that configuration, the only way you got that kernel is with a manual install.
i used this command:

Code:
yum install kernel
..after seeing the message about hal conflicting, and a thread somewhere on the interwebs about upgrading the kernel if this message is seen...
 
Old 11-05-2007, 03:02 PM   #10
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Only use Freshrpms for a couple of things so I missed that.

The only other possibility is if a repo got added to /etc/yum.conf which would be unusual.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 03:26 PM   #11
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Only use Freshrpms for a couple of things so I missed that.

The only other possibility is if a repo got added to /etc/yum.conf which would be unusual.

contents of yum.conf:
Code:
[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
keepcache=0
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
exactarch=1
obsoletes=1
gpgcheck=1
plugins=1
metadata_expire=1800

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d
so, how can i go about booting in to another kernel, or even listing the others that i have?
 
Old 11-05-2007, 03:57 PM   #12
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Which version of Red Hat / Fedora are you running???

cat /etc/*release

While I do agree that Freshrpms has no kernels the fedora repos do, you may want to disable them.
You may want to also install the rpmforge repo as directed here:

http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B

because of your running kernel......
Quote:
# uname -r
2.6.18-8.1.14.el5xen
 
Old 11-05-2007, 05:33 PM   #13
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Which version of Red Hat / Fedora are you running???

cat /etc/*release
Code:
Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lenard View Post
While I do agree that Freshrpms has no kernels the fedora repos do, you may want to disable them.
You may want to also install the rpmforge repo as directed here:

http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B

because of your running kernel......
Is there any disadvantage to disabling the fedora repos?

I can't see that the rpmforge thing is supported on FC7
 
Old 11-05-2007, 06:07 PM   #14
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I would hold off installing something new until you figure out how you got that el kernel.

As you boot you will see it say something like booting to kernel blah in x second. Usually you can hit any key, choose any of the installed kernels and then boot.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 06:09 AM   #15
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OK so you seem to have F7 installed, you have no need for the rpmforge repo because of this.

Like lazow said, how did you get the RHEL kernel installed?? Please list the ones you do have installed;

rpm -qa 'kernel*'
 
  


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