Bug 54045 - kernel-enterprise doesn't update symlinks in /boot
Summary: kernel-enterprise doesn't update symlinks in /boot
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-09-26 15:59 UTC by John Dalbec
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 18:09:16 UTC

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Description John Dalbec 2001-09-26 15:59:22 UTC
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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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install kernel-enterprise RPM.
2.ls -l /boot

Actual Results:  Symlinks still point to previous kernel version.

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

Additional info:

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 16:03:40 UTC
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 16:56:37 UTC
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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