Bug 87398

Summary: new-kernel-pkg removes kernel when installing new one
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Andrew Gormanly <a.gormanly>
Component: mkinitrdAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Andrew Gormanly 2003-03-26 17:18:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
When installing a new kernel with e.g. 'rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.18-27.8.0',
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg removes the old kernel installed on the system.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.18-27.8.0
2. reboot a bit later

Actual Results:  The old kernel is gone.

Expected Results:  The two kernel RPMs should be installed at the same time, as
before (RH 4.2 - 7.3).

Additional info:

Lines 75-79 of /sbin/new-kernel-pkg are below.  79 is the offending line for
grub; there's a similar one for lilo.

        title="Red Hat Linux ($version)"
        /sbin/grubby --add-kernel=$bootPrefix/vmlinuz-$version $INITRD    \
                     --copy-default --title "$title"                \
                     --args="root=$rootdevice"                      \

This could really screw things up if the new kernel were broken.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-03-28 00:05:47 UTC
That line out of new-kernel-pkg removes any old kernels from the config title
which would have used the exact same title (which is based on the kernel
version).  Are you sure you used -i instead of -U or -F?

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-06-11 03:48:19 UTC
Closing due to lack of activity.  Please reopen if you have further information
to add.