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Kernel 2.6.5-7.257 fails to install on IA64

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IA64 (Itanium) system
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES9) Service Pack 3


The Linux kernel package version 2.6.5-7.257 (from patch-10994) fails to install with an ERROR:
Failed dependencies: kabi_badness_15()(64bit) is needed by kernel-default-2.6.5-7.257
or similar.


Update to a newer kernel package. This problem has been fixed as of kernel version 2.6.5-7.267 (from patch-11081) and a fixed kernel is included in SLES9 Service Pack 4.

Alternatively, if the 2.6.5-7.257 version is needed specifically, instruct rpm to ignore the incorrect dependency information. E.g., to update the kernel-default package, use
rpm -Fhv --nodeps kernel-default-2.6.5-7.257.ia64.rpm


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  • Document ID:3006671
  • Creation Date:05-FEB-08
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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