rpm -i or rpm -U for kernel-source?

Robert Vangel robzilla at westnet.com.au
Thu Dec 25 01:52:15 UTC 2003

Robert L Cochran wrote:
> Here's a dumb question.
> I have a kernel-source rpm already installed and I want to manually 
> install the latest kernel-source rpm. (up2date -u keeps hiccuping and I 
> want to get the 2.4.22-1.2135.nptl sources installed.)
> Do I use
> rpm -ivh kernel-source...
> or
> rpm -Uvh kernel-source...?
> Thanks

For initial kernel updates, I always use -i. This retains my current one 
if I don't really like something and don't have to bother with a 
downgrade operation. I do the same with kernel-source.

Basically, do to kernel-source what ever you did on kernel. This way you 
won't have anything there you won't need (unless that's your plan).

Robert Vangel
   RedFlag Gaming & Technology [ http://www.rfgt.net ]

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