Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55007
Multiple kernel installs
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:52:18 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
every time i run up2date -u from the command line as root.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. up2date -u
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.
If the kernel is already installed, it shouldn't be installed again.
It should not be possible to install the same package twice.
[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?
Taking a look into this currently.
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.
This should be fixed with the 2.7.11 version or later of up2date.
If that is not the case, please reopen this bug.