[OpenAFS] OpenAFS RPMs and new kernels

Alexander Boström abo@kth.se
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:24:26 +0200

Hello again!

I don't see any new packages being built for newer RHEL/CentOS 5
kernels. The latest built kmod-openafs* RPMs works fine even with new
kernels thanks to the weak-modules thing. Is that the reason why no new
packages is being built?

The reason I ask is because I don't have a sane workaround to avoid the
following scenario:

 Install EL5.
 yum update
 add openafs yum repo
 yum install openafs-client kmod-openafs

The above fails because kmod-openafs requires an old kernel package
which rpm refuses to install since it's older than an already installed
package. (For example 2.6.18-92.1.1.el5 and 2.6.18-53.el5 is installed
but kmod-openafs requires 2.6.18-53.1.21.el5.)