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Old 04-02-2003, 05:21 PM   #1
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Kernel Upgrade via RPM

Is it possible to do a kernel Upgrade from a RPM?

If not, can someone point me in the way on how to upgrade the kernel via SSH.

Thanks in Advance!!
Old 04-02-2003, 05:47 PM   #2
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I think Red Hat uses RPM's to patch the kernel using up2date, but I doubt if there is a place to download a new kernel in RPM form. Like say going from 2.4.18 to 2.4.20.
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So if I want to patch from .18 to .20 is there an RPM for that?
Old 04-02-2003, 06:35 PM   #4
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sure it is, run up2date
Old 04-02-2003, 10:58 PM   #5
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So i Just run up2date and it will patch it for me?
Old 04-03-2003, 01:27 AM   #6
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u need to instruct up2date first that u want the kernel to be upgraded.

use up2date-config

and remove the entris for the Pgkskip list (ie. [kernel*]

then do a:

up2date -u kernel

btw, u can also:

go to and get the kernel update. and install it using:

rpm -ivh


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