Bug 109012 - Up2date thinks kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL isn't installed (sometimes).
Summary: Up2date thinks kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL isn't installed (sometimes).
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 108480
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
: 109966 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-04 12:06 UTC by Ali-Reza Anghaie
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:59:41 UTC

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Description Ali-Reza Anghaie 2003-11-04 12:06:10 UTC
Description of problem:

up2date -l shows the kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL errata available although
it's already installed. up2date --show-available does ~not~ show
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL as available. up2date interactice shows it but
won't install it once it checks for conflicts, because it's already

And up2date kernel-doc tried to all install kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL as
a package until I did an up2date -p, then it only showed kernel-doc as

Buuuutttt... up2date -l still shows kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL as well as
interactive. Although RHN does not show this as missing.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. up2date -l  &&  up2date --show-available
Actual results:

Still thinks kernel errata is not installed.

Expected results:

Stop bugging me about kernel errata.

Additional info:

The RHN applet also doesn't complain, it thinks the kernel is
installed. Just up2date -l and up2date interactive have this problem.

Comment 2 Ali-Reza Anghaie 2003-11-12 23:36:35 UTC
Changing priority and severity. No matter what I do trying to use
up2date, once I remove the kernel exception (and since I run by hand
or schedule online, I want the exception removed) it now:

RPM package conflict error.  The message was:
Test install failed because of package conflicts:
package kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL is already installed

So I can't easily use up2date in a default fashion to update all the
errata packages on a system. I consider this a pain to maintainence of
any quantity of boxes we may deploy. Cheers, -Ali

Comment 3 Josef Komenda 2003-11-13 16:27:57 UTC
*** Bug 109966 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 greyhair 2003-12-18 08:26:00 UTC
check to see if kernel-2.4.21-4.EL is installed.
rpm -q kernel
if you do, remove kernel-2.4.21-4.EL  and you 
should not see the:

RPM package conflict error.  The message was:
Test install failed because of package conflicts:
package kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL is already installed

Comment 5 greyhair 2003-12-18 08:30:01 UTC
Isn't bug 108480 simular?  Thats how I determined the work arround 
previously posted.

Comment 6 nathan r. hruby 2003-12-18 12:16:28 UTC
Right, but the point is that you maybe don't want to remove the known
good working kernel :)  up2date *should* allow you to have multiple
kernel packages installed, the bug is that it doesn't (eg: the code is
in there, but it's broken :)

Comment 7 Adrian Likins 2003-12-18 18:47:24 UTC
dupe of 108480.

Yes. It is a bug. Yes, a fix is coming. 

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 108480 ***

Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:59:41 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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