Bug 54045 - kernel-enterprise doesn't update symlinks in /boot
kernel-enterprise doesn't update symlinks in /boot
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.1
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-26 11:59 EDT by John Dalbec
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 14:09:16 EDT
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Description John Dalbec 2001-09-26 11:59:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
The kernel-enterprise postinstall script doesn't update the module-info, System.map, and vmlinuz symlinks in /boot after installation.
The normal kernel package does this.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install kernel-enterprise RPM.
2.ls -l /boot
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Actual Results:  Symlinks still point to previous kernel version.

Expected Results:  Symlinks should be updated to point to new kernel version.

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More of a random question, really:  is there any reason not to have an 'initrd' symlink on systems with an initrd?
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-09-26 12:03:40 EDT
I'd argue that this is a bug in the normal package; these symlinks are made at
boot time to point to the currently running kernel; all tools expect those files
to point to the RUNNING kernel...

a symlink to the initrd isn't useful (at least I never found any good use for
it; if you know of any I'm curious ;)
Comment 2 John Dalbec 2001-09-26 12:56:37 EDT
I can see why System.map needs to match the running kernel.  What uses module-info? depmod?  

I always understood the vmlinuz symlink to be a convenience so you didn't have to keep changing lilo.conf every time you upgraded the kernel.  I 
suggested an initrd symlink in the same spirit.  Is there another reason for vmlinuz?

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