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Recommended update for kernel-update-tool


(Last modified: 30APR2007)

solutions Recommended update for kernel-update-tool SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4d4eafe2c8b2cd18adaaa118d58439d1)

Applies to

Package: kernel-update-tool
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11504
Release: 20070430
Obsoletes: none


Everyone usinge KMP (Kernel Module Packages) should install this update.




This patch fixes a problem when reusing Kernel Module Packages (KMPs) from the previous kernel during kernel updates in YaST Online Update; the observed result is that the new, reused Kernel Module Package will be empty.
In addition, Kernel Module Packages are sometimes suggested for reuse even when they contain no modules that will match the new kernel. With this patch, such packages are no longer offered as a choice.
This patch is recommended if you are using any Kernel Module Packages (i.e., packages other than the kernel proper which containing kernel modules).

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh kernel-update-tool.rpm

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