Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112950
RFE: System update should check CPU architecture.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
Description of problem:
When to upgrade Fedora Core 1 on different machine with different
machine architecture, Fedora Core 1 update will fail to detect the
new architecture and will not upgrade/replace the kernel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 1.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC1 on Athlon CPU machine;
2. Move the HDD to machine with i586 CPU machine;
3. As the Athlon kernel is unable to start up the machine, upgrade
the system from the same FC1 media You installed it at the first
Kernel is not being upgraded/replaced and at the end You are still
unable to start the system.
Kernel replaced and system running.
The box I put the "Athlon" HDD is VIA Samuel2 what is being
classified as i586.
How do upgrade the box?
The package version is the same and so it's not an upgrade.
To workaround, you can originally install by booting with 'linux
rpmarch=i586' and it will assume that you're an i586 (should work, not
really tested or supported).
Thanks, I'll try this.
But Your explanation about the package version as being the same has
some flaws. Why this kind of upgrade does upgrade 3 packages: xterm,
w3m and compat_db?
Why these are upgraded? And as these packages are upgraded to the same
version then why not add kernel to the same category?
If it still not classify as a bug then I'll add it as RFE.
Because those packages got flagged as newer for some reason or
another. An upgrade does not reinstall any packages and this is not
going to change.
*** Bug 109212 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***