Bug 101560 - RPM does not allow multiple kernels
RPM does not allow multiple kernels
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
beta1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-08-03 15:58 EDT by Zenon Panoussis
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-19 09:36:44 EDT
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Description Zenon Panoussis 2003-08-03 15:58:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
Virgin severn:

# rpm -hiv kernel-2.4.20-9.athlon.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
        package kernel-2.4.21-20.1.2024.2.1.nptl (which is newer than
kernel-2.4.20-9) is already installed

The kernel packages are supposed to live parallel to each-other, not upgrade
each-other and it has always been possible to install an older kernel without
--force. Not any more, apparently.




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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Repeat command.

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Comment 1 Michael Young 2003-08-04 06:15:51 EDT
Use the --oldpackage flag. 
Comment 2 Zenon Panoussis 2003-08-04 07:34:12 EDT
--force works, --oldpackage probably works too, but that's not the point; the
point is that the hitherto behaviour of kernel packages was correct and that is
now broken.
Comment 3 Michael Young 2003-08-04 10:10:07 EDT
Actually I think you have always needed --oldpackage or equivalent to install an
older kernel. I have just checked RH7.1 which is as far back as I can easily go,
and that requires extra options to install a kernel older than the current one.
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2003-08-19 09:36:44 EDT
Use --oldpackage.

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