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Old 10-28-2004, 05:14 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.8

I ama trying to update my kernel. I downloaded the kernel-source-2.4.20-9.i386 rpm and installed. But i guess its not installed properly. As when I install it again it says its already installed and when i try to uninstall it, then says that its not installed.
What are the steps to installed, compile and configure the kernel-source-2.4.20-9?
PS: 'yum update' is also not working in the middle it gives me a GPG Key error.
Old 10-28-2004, 05:26 PM   #2
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how abou you actually tell us what you are doing, rather than what you think you are doing..

i bet you're doing this...

rpm -i kernel.rpm
error: already installed
rpm -e kernel.rpm
error not installed

you remove packages by their package name, not by file name...

rpm -e kernel

and where did 2.8 come from? that won't exist for a few years if ever....
Old 10-28-2004, 06:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Btw i was talking about kernel-source-2.4.20-8.i386.rpm which i am trying to install. And indeed I was doing

rpm -iv kernel-source*.rpm
and also
rpm -ev kernel-source*.rpm

i guess thats the mistake.
My aim is to run a VPN (Cisco VPN 4) client on my machine. I have installed the client. but when i start it, it says that the version of VPN was compiled for kernel version 2.4.20-8 while i have 2.4.20-6. I even tried installing the lower version of the client. But that was compiled in gcc2 while i have gcc3. thats the entire story. This is the first time i am working with linux, so all this is totally new for me.
Thanks for your help.


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