Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115381
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.EL missing dependency
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
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Description of problem:
The kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.EL rpm is willing to install
itself on a system that does not have a 2.4.21-4.EL kernel.
I installed RHEL3.1 WS on a laptop that needed a PCMCIA
based network card. Using the RHEL3 CD's I installed
the kernel-unsupported rpm found on the CD. The result
was a useless deposit of modules into a different
kernel /lib/modules directory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot a RHEL3.1 system with a 2.4.21-9.EL kernel only
2.ls /lib/modules # we only have 2.4.21-9.EL subdir
3.rpm -ivh kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.EL.rpm
4.ls /lib/modules # rpm created 2.4.21-4.EL
Actual Results: Installed modules for a kernel that is not installed.
Expected Results: rpm would complain about a missing dependency
this is not a bug.
kernel-unsupported *cannot* REquire: the kernel since you have to be
able to install it before you install the kernel itself (so that
unsupported modules can go into the initrd)