Bug 509034 - kernel-2.6.spec file missing xen appendage to the xen package
kernel-2.6.spec file missing xen appendage to the xen package
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel-xen (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Don Zickus
Red Hat Kernel QE team
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Reported: 2009-06-30 19:04 EDT by Bret Palsson
Modified: 2011-03-24 11:36 EDT (History)
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Description Bret Palsson 2009-06-30 19:04:52 EDT
Description of problem:
Many packages with have a kernel-xen-XXXX dependancy because they were built with that kernel. However they return:

Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-xen = 2.6.18-128.1.14.el5xen is needed by package ...

This is because in the kernel-2.6.spec under Package xen it is missing the xen appendage.

If you install kernel-xen and type in `uname -r` it will output 2.6.18-128.1.14.el5xen which is the same command many spec files use to set the dependency of the kernel.


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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install kernel-xen
2. reboot
3. uname -r (note output)
4. yum list kernel-xen (note the xen is missing from the version)
Actual results:
The versions are a miss-match.

Expected results:
The versions should match.

Additional info:
I appended xen on the provides for the package xen in the spec file and then rebuilt, it now works.
I would suggest adding another Provides line and then have the appendage.
Comment 2 Don Zickus 2009-07-01 10:45:23 EDT
Hi Bret,

I think I know what you are looking for but I has hoping for some more concrete details just to make sure.

Is the patch you are suggesting something like (sorry for the cut-n-paste)?

@@ -924,6 +929,7 @@ Summary: The Linux kernel compiled for Xen VM operations

 Group: System Environment/Kernel
 Provides: kernel = %{version}
+Provides: kernel = %{version}xen
 Provides: kernel-%{_target_cpu} = %{rpmversion}-%{release}xen
 Provides: xen-hypervisor-abi = %{xen_abi_ver}
 Prereq: %{kernel_prereq}

Also, may I ask what packages you are having trouble with this dependency.  This is the first I have heard of it.  I would have assumed this issue would have been brought up a while ago.  But then again, we are creating new virt packages all the time.

Comment 3 Don Zickus 2009-11-24 11:12:18 EST
Hi Bret,

Any feedback on my above reply?
Comment 4 Bret Palsson 2009-11-24 11:26:54 EST
Yes that looks correct. I don't remember what package I was having a problem with now. I did however repackage the RPM with the above patch file. Sorry I didn't submit one earlier.

Comment 5 Laszlo Ersek 2011-03-24 11:36:02 EDT
$ uname -r

$ yum list kernel-xen
kernel-xen.x86_64        2.6.18-238.el5           installed

The package is called "kernel-xen", not "kernel". I believe the affected client packages should depend (alternatively anyway) on the "kernel-xen" package, not on "kernel" with a "xen" suffixed version. Thus it's rather those packages that should be modified. Since no specific package was named, I'm closing this as NOTABUG. Please reopen if you disagree. Thank you.

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