Rawhide: kernel & Yumex

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Feb 16 17:49:46 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 09:21 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 17:18 +0000, M A Young wrote:
> > This thread started because someone had a kernel.i686 package which wasn't 
> > being updated because new kernels were either kernel.i586 or 
> > kernel-PAE.i686 so yum clearly wasn't handling the kernel changes. If this 
> > is still the case when Fedora 11 is released then there should be 
> > something in the release notes explaining the changes, so that anyone 
> > trying to use yum to upgrade directly between Fedora versions (something 
> > that isn't supported but has more or less worked in the past) knows 
> > what the problem is and can fix it.
> This thread was because of yumex, not yum.  These are two different
> things, do not lay the blame of one upon the other.

yumex should be handling kernels using the same code from yum.

the point is still the same - unless something magical has happened
there is no code in yum to migrate from kernel.i686 to kernel-PAE.i686
w/o putting in some sort of obsolete. And worthy of note - obsoletes
don't take arch specifications.

we should definitely discuss how this upgrade is supposed to work,
though I'm inclined to suggest:

yum upgrade
#if you think you need the PAE kernel
yum instal kernel-PAE


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