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Re: [SLE] More about the latest Mantel 2.6.5 kernels
  • From: Mark <mcrean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 15:39:48 +0100
  • Message-id: <40A0E5B4.1020607@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
eddie wrote:
I don't know if I've missed something or maybe they are not for SuSE 9.0 but when I try to install them I get a dependency failure.

error: Failed dependencies:
/sbin/update-modules.dep is needed by kernel-default-2.6.5-12.1

Is there something else that needs to be installed? If so, can someone point me in the right direction, please? Is it safe to install it with the --nodeps option?

It appears to be a dependency issue arising from the kernel expecting something that is in aaa_base for 9.1 but not for 9.0. The following hack is taken from alt.os.linux.suse. Installing this "rpm" works because I've done it, though whether it's a good idea or not is another matter. The person who posted it said that he subsequently had recent 2.6 Mantel kernels working fine, though I've never yet had one work on my installation. It does look as if recent kernels of the day are intended for 9.1 but I've really no idea.



build an rpm package.

1. get aaa_base-*.i586.rpm from the 9.1 updates
2. Fire up mc (Midnight Commander), open that rpm, and
copy /sbin/update-modules.dep to /usr/src/packages/SOURCES
3. Copy the next spec file to /usr/src/packages/SPECS
4. cd /usr/src/packages/SPECS
5. rpmbuild -ba update_modules_dep.spec
6. rpm -Uhv /usr/src/packages/RPM/noarch/update_modules_dep-*.rpm
7. install the new kernel rpms

Works for me, but this is only the forst time I booted with this kernel



Here's the spec file:
,----[ /usr/src/packages/SPECS/update_modules_dep.spec ]
| Name: update_modules_dep
| License: GPL|BSD
| Group: None
| Summary: Provide update-modules.dep script
| Packager: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
| Version: 0.0.1
| Release: 0
| Source0: update-modules.dep
| BuildRoot: %{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version}-build
| BuildArch: noarch
| %description
| Provide update-modules.dep script from 9.1's aaa_base
| %prep
| %build
| %install
| rm -rf %buildroot
| install -d -m 755 %buildroot/sbin
| install -m 755 -o root -g root %{SOURCE0} %buildroot/sbin
| %clean
| rm -rf %buildroot
| %files
| /sbin/update-modules.dep
| %changelog -n update_modules_dep
| * Sat May 08 2004 - leen.meyer@xxxxxxx
| - 0.0.1-0: Initial package


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