Bug 55007 - Multiple kernel installs
Multiple kernel installs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2001-10-24 05:44 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:52 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-10-25 07:40:27 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-10-24 05:44:22 EDT
Description of Problem:
 I removed the restriction of downloading a new kernel, to update to kernel-2.2.19-7.0.10.
 When I started up2date after updating the kernel, it wanted to update the new kernel again (to the same version). (I have also set it to keep the files. when I did a rm /var/spool/up2date it wanted to download the kernel again.

This may prevent installation of future updates, including security updates, unless it can be fixed.

The same problem as bid 52986.

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How Reproducible:

every time i run  up2date -u from the command line as root.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. up2date -u

Actual Results:
 If the kernel package is in /var/spool/up2date it attempts to install it, fails on modifying the /etc/lilo.conf , but adds it as being installed. 

Expected Results:
 If the kernel is already installed, it shouldn't be installed again.
 It should not be possible to install the same package twice.

Additional Information:
[root@clarity up2date]# rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.19-7.0.10

The rpm file was in the directory when i ran up2date -u

Having multiple instances of a file in the RPM database is a form of corruption that may affect future attempts to update the file?
Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2001-10-24 16:07:22 EDT
Taking a look into this currently.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-10-25 07:40:19 EDT

When I rebooted today, lilo didn't manage to boot the kernel.
The computer hang on the 'booting linux' message.
I did a hard reset and selected a previous kernel to enable booting.
The kernel re-installation dying while in the middle of something 
to do with lilois probably related.
Comment 3 Adrian Likins 2002-03-26 18:42:44 EST
This should be fixed with the 2.7.11 version or later of up2date.

If that is not the case, please reopen this bug.

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