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Old 02-13-2006, 01:07 PM   #1
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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!

Old 02-13-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
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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>
Old 02-21-2006, 09:43 AM   #3
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Thanks Chris...I think you are correct.


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