Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241958
"yum install kernel-xen" installs packages for wrong arch
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:07:14 EDT
Description of problem:
On my ia32e system, running "yum install kernel-xen" suprisingly installs both
kernel-xen.i686 and kernel-xen.x86_64". The i686 one is the one that gets
installed in grub, which causes kernel oops messages. Only the x86_64 kernel
should be installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC7 clean on x86_64 box (I used Test 4 to do this)
2. "yum install kernel-xen"
3. reboot & profit
yum installs BOTH kernel packages for i686 and x86_64. The i686 xen kernel
entry gets added to grub, and it dies quickly after booting.
yum installs kernel packages for x86_64 only (matching the arch), and only the
desired kernel gets added to grub.
OS: Fedora release 6.93 (Rawhide)
Default run level: 5
CPU Vendor: GenuineIntel
CPU Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5130 @ 2.00GHz
Number of CPUs: 4
CPU Speed: 1994
System Memory: 7928
System Swap: 1983
Form factor: server
This actually happens for all packages, i.e. "yum install evolution" also offers
to install both arches. Only the x86_64 kernel is installed, so at least that
specifically is not confusing it.
Clean install, no camera tricks (that I know of).
The i686 one shouldn't be in the tree; I think this got fixed up post test4
and you're running something other than 3.1.6, right?
kernel-xen should no longer be in the tree - that was in a couple of early
Seth -- yum --version is 3.1.6
stop using 3.1.6 - use 3.2.0, please.
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