Updating Kernel with yum

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by sbovisjb1, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. sbovisjb1

    sbovisjb1 HowtoForge Supporter

    I would like to update my kernel, but i dont know how.
    i would like a script to edit my /etc/yum.repos.d/freshrp2.4.32ms.repo file so that when ever i type in "yum update" I will get a fresh kernel. Also i heard that the 2.4.32 kernel is better than the .6.16.1 and i dont know which the best kernel to pick. Oj and my file looks like this:

    [core]
    name=FreshRPMS-Core
    baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/core
    http://ayo.us5.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/core
    failovermethod=priority
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    [updates]
    name=FreshRPMS-Updates
    baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/updates
    http://ayo.us5.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/updates
    failovermethod=priority
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    [freshrpms]
    name=FreshRPMS-Fresh
    baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/freshrpms
    http://ayo.us5.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/freshrpms
    failovermethod=priority
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1

    Cheers
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    I don't think it's good practice to automatically update a kernel, especially on a production system. It's too risky, and you always have to reboot your system.
     
  3. sbovisjb1

    sbovisjb1 HowtoForge Supporter

    Thank you

    So if i update a new kernel, there are always the risks of changing trees and such and that could make a lot of my files wich depend on certain directories null and void.... i think ill update the kernel on my experimental pc.

    Thank you for all you're help

    Cheers
     

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