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Bug 66664 - Missing kernel-2.4.*.i586.rpm package
Missing kernel-2.4.*.i586.rpm package
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-13 05:56 EDT by Dmitry Bolkhovityanov
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 14:48:46 EDT
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Description Dmitry Bolkhovityanov 2002-06-13 05:56:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
The kernel for i586 architecture is missing from the distribution.
When installing on a Pentium machine, the i386 kernel is installed, which is
definitely inoptimal.  The only .i586 is kernel-smp, which isn't the best choice
for usual machines, and isn't installed anyway.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RHL-7.3 on an i586 machine.
2.Do "rpm -qi kernel|grep Size"
3.Do "rpm -qip <PATH_TO_DIST>i386/RedHat/RPMS/kernel-2.4.18-3.i386.rpm|grep Size"

Actual Results:  
Size        : 29228505                         License: GPL
Size        : 29228505                         License: GPL

Expected Results:  Obviously that must be something different.

Additional info:

That problem was already present in 7.2 (but *not* in 7.1).  While the absence
of .i486 kernel is tolerable, there are lots of Pentium machines, which will
live for long time.

Maybe the problem is that "rpm -ba --target i586 kernel-2.4.spec" builds  only
kernel-smp, but not regular kernel package.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-06-07 14:48:46 EDT
errata kernels have added this kernel back

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