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bwallace 02-13-2006 02:07 PM

Using YUM to install a package
I am attempting to install a package (kernel-devel) for one of the older versions of the kernel I have on my machine. The problem is that YUM only installs the latest version for the latest kernel.

Is there a way to specify which package to install? Problem is that all of the packages are indentically named (kernel-devel.i586 kernel-devel.i686 and so on...)

Or am I going about this entirely wrong? :)

Thanks for any help!


CDollmont 02-13-2006 02:09 PM

Perhaps YUM is not the way to go. Can you download the RPM for the kernel you want and simply use rpm to install it?

rpm -Uvh <kernel-version-whatever.rpm>

bwallace 02-21-2006 10:43 AM

Thanks Chris...I think you are correct.

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