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the easiest way is probably just to install a new kernel. it's much less likely to cause any problems than a full upgrade is. i've upgraded my kernel ...a bunch, and i have yet to have a real problem. plus, it won't cause any other configuration changes.
Linux test1 2.2.16-22smp #1 SMP Tue Aug 22 16:39:21 PST 2000 i686 unknown
#After trying to install a new kernel, it gives the following.
rpm -ivh kernel-smp-2.4.2-2.i686.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
modutils >= 2.4.2-5 is needed by kernel-smp-2.4.2-2
initscripts >= 5.83 is needed by kernel-smp-2.4.2-2
mkinitrd >= 3.0.5 is needed by kernel-smp-2.4.2-2
e2fsprogs <= 1.18 conflicts with kernel-smp-2.4.2-2
kudzu <= 0.92 conflicts with kernel-smp-2.4.2-2
Please let me know a better way of doing a kernel upgrade. The whole problem is I don't have physical access to the remote.
I need everything to be upgraded.. the whole system.
No, I guess I'll be in more problems if I do a -U (upgrade) or -F (freshen) coz the older version gets overwritten. Where as an install will put new stuff there and I can use both (the older one and the new one too).
About the issue of being scared, I am too.
I just waiting for some one to come up with a good solution.
have you downloaded all the rpms its complaining about. If not, stick them all in a directory and rpm -i *.rpm, and let the package manager sort out the order to install. Presumably though this will overwrite the rpms that are installed for your older kernel - don't know if that would cause a porblem.
Well I personally don't like rpm's, don't know why, I stick to tar.gz most of the time.
My suggestion would be to upgrade your kernel. And get the kernel from www.kernel.org and you can directly download it from the site right here: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...x-2.4.7.tar.gz
Then the best instructions you can read and I recommend would be the HowTo's at www.linuxdoc.org
Second option thru all of this would be or attain a 7.1 cd and do an upgrade which will upgrade alot of your other packages as well.