YUM won't give me the correct kernel-devel package

Andrew Robinson awrobinson-ml at nc.rr.com
Fri Jan 12 05:37:57 UTC 2007

I updated my kernel with 'yum install kernel'. Now I want to install the 
  corresponding kernel-devel package. When I run 'uname -a', I get

Linux proteus 2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Dec 20 14:51:19 EST 2006 i686 
athlon i386 GNU/Linux

I assume this means I want the 2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 i686 version of 

When I run 'yum search kernel-devel', I get the following choices:

kernel-devel.i586  2.6.18-1.2798.fc6  core
kernel-devel.i686  2.6.18-1.2798.fc6  core
kernel-devel.i586  2.6.18-1.2868.fc6  updates
kernel-devel.i686  2.6.18-1.2868.fc6  updates
kernel-devel.i586  2.6.18-1.2849.fc6  updates
kernel-devel.i686  2.6.18-1.2849.fc6  updates
kernel-devel.i586  2.6.18-1.2869.fc6  updates
kernel-devel.i686  2.6.18-1.2869.fc6  updates
kernel-devel.i586  2.6.18-1.2849.fc6  installed

It looks to me like the one I want is

kernel-devel.i686  2.6.18-1.2869.fc6  updates

When I run 'yum install kernel-devel.i686', the only choice I get is

kernel-devel  i686  2.6.18-1.2798.fc6  core

How do I tell yum that I want the 2869 build version from the updates 
repo? I tried several things, but couldn't seem to find the right 


Andrew Robinson

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