On Thursday 05 of February 2015 17:25:46 Basil Chupin wrote:
Just now tried to update the kernel from 3.18.5-1.1 to
got an output of a heap of 'file conflicts' when I ran zypper. This is
only a small portion of:
from install of
conflicts with file from package
Looks like you have multiversion for kernel so that zypper tried to
install 3.18.5-1.2.gf378da4 in addition to already installed
3.18.5-1.1.gf378da4, rather than replacing it, which caused a conflict.
The thing is those kernels are actually built from the same source (as
the git hash "f378da4" indicates), the "1" vs. "2" part of
string that differs is incremented on spontaneous rebuild (i.e. one
without a source change, only because some build dependency changed) and
is not included in uname (which is used for subdirectory name in a few
This means there is absolutely no point in having both versions
installed in the system. You might replace one with the other but even
that is of no actual use (except preventing "zypper update" from
suggesting the update).
Perhaps the kernel multiversion implementation might take this into
account but I have no idea how difficult that would be to implement.
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