Bug 37478 - kernel dependency on initscripts is insufficiently strict
kernel dependency on initscripts is insufficiently strict
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-04-24 16:25 EDT by Greg Hudson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-24 16:43:03 EDT
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Description Greg Hudson 2001-04-24 16:25:06 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.14-12 i686)

kernel-2.4.2-2 depends on initscripts >= 3.64.  kernel's postinstall script
runs /sbin/mkkerneldoth, which does not exist until somewhere between
initscripts-5.49-1 and initscripts-5.83-1.  So if you are upgrading both
kernel and initscripts, kernel might be updated first, and its postinstall
script will fail.

Please fix the dependency to be on initscripts >= 5.83 (or some earlier
version which has been verified to contain mkkerneldoth).

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Upgrade kernel without upgrading initscripts, or upgrade kernel and
initscripts at the same time but list kernel first.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-24 16:30:26 EDT
The kernel has the proper dependencies; however they are ignored
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-04-24 16:42:59 EDT
Up until rpm-4.0.2-8, there was dependency "white-out", removed now. Back to
you for further processing ...
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-24 16:47:03 EDT
Luckily, you normally ever do this.....
I'll close this as fixed in rawhide as it will be for newer RPMs...
If you disagree, please reopen this bug.

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