[elrepo] Issues with 6.4 update
phil at elrepo.org
Wed Feb 27 14:29:37 EST 2013
We'd like to document a couple of issues relating to elrepo usage with
the recent RHEL 6.4 update.
1. As Jack previously mentioned on this list, the current OpenAFS kmod
package in elrepo (kmod-openafs-1.6.1-2.el6.elrepo) does not weak link
against the new 6.4 kernel. Jack rebuilt the kmod against the new 6.4
kernel (kmod-openafs-1.6.1-5.el6.elrepo) but that package does not in
turn weak link against earlier kernels.
So users of 6.3 should continue to use the package in the main
repository (kmod-openafs-1.6.1-2.el6.elrepo). When you are ready to
update to 6.4, also update kmod-openafs
(kmod-openafs-1.6.1-5.el6.elrepo) from the elrepo testing repository at
the same time.
Once all supported vendors have had their 6.4 offerings publicly
available for some time (say 1 week) we will move the latest
6.4-compatible version from testing to the main repository.
We added a requires for the 6.4 kernel to the latest OpenAFS kmod
package so users still at 6.3 won't be able to accidentally upgrade -
the rpm/yum transaction will fail if the 6.4 kernel is not available.
2. Red Hat updated the wireless stack in RHEL 6.4, backporting from the
upstream 3.5 kernel. As part of this backport rt2800pci and rt2800usb
drivers have been added to support various USB and PCI/PCI-Express
adapters with Ralink wireless LAN chipsets.
Consequently, because these devices are now supported in the 6.4 kernel,
their firmwares have been added to the 6.4 kernel-firmware package. As a
result, there now exists a file level conflict between the
kernel-firmware package and the rt2860-firmware and rt2870-firmware
packages from elrepo, both providing the same file(s).
Users of these devices are advised to uninstall the elrepo drivers and
firmware for these devices and revert to the kernel drivers now these
devices are supported by the distro.
If you come across further issues related to 6.4 please feel free to
report them in this thread or at http://http://elrepo.org/bugs
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