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Re: Fwd: Re: [opensuse-factory] Kernel clarification
  • From: Michal Marek <mmarek@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:24:14 +0100
  • Message-id: <4AFD5DFE.8010804@xxxxxxx>
Rob OpenSuSE napsal(a):
Yes, but if the x86_64 kernel requires a package, like the 64 bit
glibc; and the 64 bit glibc requires something only the x86_64 kernels
provide, then won't they become uninstallable for 32 bit versions?

It's Jeff's problem with "kill off that class of bugs we see
occasionally where a 32-bit kernel is accidentally installed on a
64-bit system".

You are mixing up multiple things:
installing 32bit kernel on a 64bit system - solved by the Conflicts: tag
installing 64bit kernel on a 32bit system - zypp and rpm don't allow
this afaik, although it should work nowadays
kernel-pae showing up in zypper search output - no solution for that so far.

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