Bug 216967 - yum install kernel, installed 32- AND 64-bit kernels
yum install kernel, installed 32- AND 64-bit kernels
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: James Antill
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Reported: 2006-11-22 17:08 EST by Andrew Cagney
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:56 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-12 09:56:43 EDT
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Description Andrew Cagney 2006-11-22 17:08:30 EST
Description of problem:

In addressing another bug, typed:
yum install kernel, it installed both 32- and 64-bit kernels simultaneously. 
After that machine was a right mess - deleting the 32-bit kernel deleted the
only initrd thingie file.
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2006-11-22 17:36:18 EST
1. how does having multiple kernels installed make the machine a problem?
2. is there some other 'more correct' behavior?
Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2006-11-23 02:25:25 EST
These are multiple kernels with the same n-v-r but just different architectures.
And since only one of them works, yes it's a problem.

Doesn't yum a have special-case to avoid installing more than one kernel, so it
doesn't install both x86_64 and i386 kernels or both ppc and ppc64 kernels
simultaneously?
Comment 3 Andrew Cagney 2006-11-23 10:04:18 EST
This resulted in a reboot loading the 32-bit kernel I believe; not good.
Comment 4 Seth Vidal 2008-03-12 09:56:43 EDT
In current yum you can set multilib_policy=best in your yum.conf to make it use
the ppc32 arch ONLY unless you explicitly specify ppc64. This should ameliorate
the problem if not outright fix it.


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