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Recommended update for RPM

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(Last modified: 25SEP2007)


solutions Recommended update for RPM SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1e0088bd1066ec9d4da5edb26f7fcd41)

Applies to

Package: rpm
rpm-devel
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 4354
Release: 20070925
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using kernel module packages (KMP) should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

When rpm generates Kernel Module Packages (KMPs), it also computes the dependencies between those packages and the kernel packages. This computation has a bug that may result in KMPs to accidentally become incompatible with older kernels that they are actually still compatible with. (This only affects kernels older than the kernels the build is against.) This update fixes the dependency computation.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh rpm.rpm rpm-devel.rpmf

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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