On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 10:43 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 21:08:46 -0500, Christopher wrote:
> After a "yum update --skip-broken", I now have the following
> kernel-related packages installed:
How did you create this list? The main kernel packages are missing!
rpm -qa | grep kernel | sort
I don't have regular "kernel" installed because "kernel-debug" is
the kernel with debugging features enabled, and I have been
These two packages have disappeared in the newer build:
Could be that these sub-packages are obsolete but have not been
anywhere. It's a common mistake package maintainers do,
there is no Fedora policy on strict "Obsoletes". That leads
dependencies during updates.
OK, I filed this issue as bug 476236.
> 1.) Note that kernel-firmware and kernel-headers are out of sync
> the other packages. Should this be allowed by the dependency
Yes, I think so. If the dependencies are lax, a broad range of
package release is sufficient. The kernel requires a pretty strict
version of kernel-firmware, and glibc-headers only requires sufficient
kernel-headers to be installed.
Filed as bug 476238.
> 2.) From their descriptions, it looks like kernel-headers and
> glibc-headers are only needed if you are compiling code. Are they
> to remove if I know I don't do that sort of thing? If so,
> they have "-devel" in the name? I remove all -devel packages to
> system clean.
Decide yourself based on the package description.
I'm surprised one can "rpm -e glibc-headers" while keeping glibc-devel
That looks a bit strange.
I'll leave you to file a bug on that if you think it's wrong. I think
I'll remove kernel-headers just to keep things tidy. Thanks for the