Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174411
Update from clean fc4 to devel tree not possible because of conflict
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:57:00 EDT
Description of problem:
After installing a clean fc4 distribution and updating the 2.6.11 kernel to
2.6.14, the yum-update to the current fedora-devel/fedora-extras-devel fails
because of a reported conflict: kernel < 2.6.12.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install a clean fc4, update the kernel, activate
fedora-devel/fedora-extras-devel repos, deactivate fedora repo, issue a "yum update"
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fc4
2. Update kernel: yum install kernel
3. Activate the mentioned repos
4. yum update fails with conflict: kernel < 2.6.12
The update to the devel-repo cannot be done
The update should run smoothly...
This problem could be solved by removing the kernel-entry in line 20 of the
Conflicts: mkinitrd < 4.0, kernel < 2.6.12
And adding the kernel dependency to a Requires dependency:
Requires: kernel > 2.6.12
A rather dirty workaround is to manually do 'rpm -ev kernel-2.6.11-1-1369_FC4'
to remove the old kernel after the new one is installed.
Another thing is, that the same problem occurs during the update with the
current initscripts-8.17-1 package.
Neither of them works with prior kernels. Since a Requires: allows them to be
booted with an old kernel, a Conflict: is more appropriate.