[OpenAFS] kmod-openafs versioning on RHEL5

Simon Wilkinson sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk
Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:30:03 +0000

On 14 Feb 2008, at 00:49, Darren Patterson wrote:

> After building new kmod packages for the latest RHEL5 kernel I  
> discovered that rpm is very unhappy with the naming convention.   
> Yum refuses to install the package claiming that

> kmod-openafs-1.4.5- is newer than

> kmod-openafs-1.4.5-

If these are literally what you've got, then something odd has  
happened. Note the leading '1' in the release string of the second  
RPM name, compared to the 2 which leads the release of the first  
kernel module.

In this case, RPM is doing the correct thing - it's warning you that  
the kernel module for Openafs 1.4.5 (RPM release 2) is newer than the  
one for OpenAFS 1.4.5 (RPM release 1). Are both RPMs built from the  
same SPEC file, with the same parameters?

OpenAFS.org does have kernel modules for this kernel - kmod- 
openafs-1.4.6-, but we're only doing builds  
for the latest OpenAFS release at the moment.

If you like, I could get our build environment to spit out a 1.4.5  
module for you.

And, as a more general question (that will probably have someone  
shout at me about disk space): Would it be of use if I built RPM  
kernel modules for older OpenAFS releases, too?