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Old 11-21-2002, 11:09 AM   #1
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updating kernel on rh7.2


Hello,

I have a RH7.2 system and updated from kernel-2.4.7-10 to kernel-2.4.9-34 without problems. For the update I installed the new kernel and kernel-headers which were the only kernel-related rpms originally installed.

My question:

There are 2 new kernels out but without the kernel-headers. Should I just try to update the kernel without the kernel-headers rpm? I have been unable to find the kernel-headers rpm file for my system.

Any comments / suggestions greatly appreciated.

Saludos.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 05:41 PM   #2
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You'd probably be better off in the long run if you tried to upgrade your kernel without an rpm - you'll learn alot more from the experience. Go to latest kernel sources, find a kernel you want to download. Then go to one of the Kernel upgrading howto's. It's really not that difficult. Make another post if you have any problems.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 06:45 PM   #3
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tnx for your suggestion...I will certainly try.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 07:09 PM   #4
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i'm really not quite sure of the background around the issue, but around the time of the 2.4.10ish kernel that header packages by themselves were a bad idea, somethign about the fact that a kernel should not depend on specific headers or something.... either way, what you should do is to isntall the proper source rpm's and make sure that the headers within the package are available properly.

can anyone give a proper reason for this?
 
Old 11-22-2002, 10:36 AM   #5
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Interesting...I am trying to avoid asking the dumb question "what exactly are kernel-headers", simply because I have not researched it. It seems clear that I need to research this better and avoid using rpms.
Thank you for your comments....saludos.
 
  


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