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updating kernel

Discussion in 'Security' started by sparktino, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. sparktino

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    Hello,

    Can I do a "yum update" on my cpanel machine. I need to upgrade the kernel on this machine.
    It is a CentOS release 5.8 (Final) system with kernel version kernel-2.6.18-308.4.1.el5. I want to update the system to 5.9 so that it gets the kernel version 2.6.18-348.3.1.el5.


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    Yes, OS updates and standard OS distributed kernels are fine to update
     
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    Yes, we run 'yum update kernel' on a regular basis without any major problem.
     
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    Hello

    Thank you Guys for the reply.

    When I try to do the update it is giving me missing dependency errors regarding i386 packages.

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    --> Missing Dependency: python = 2.4.3-46.el5 is needed by package python-devel-2.4.3-46.el5.i386 (installed)
    Error: Missing Dependency: glibc-headers = 2.5-81 is needed by package glibc-devel-2.5-81.i386 (installed)
    Error: Missing Dependency: nash = 5.1.19.6-75.el5 is needed by package mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-75.el5.i386 (installed)
    Error: Missing Dependency: python = 2.4.3-46.el5 is needed by package python-devel-2.4.3-46.el5.i386 (installed)
    Error: Missing Dependency: glibc-common = 2.5-81 is needed by package glibc-2.5-81.i686 (installed)
    You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
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    The system is a 64bit one.
    uname -i
    x86_64

    I think i386 packages are excluded in yum.conf

    # cat /etc/yum.conf
    [main]
    exclude=*.i386 *.i586 *.i686 apache* bind-chroot courier* dovecot* exim* filesystem httpd* mod_ssl* mydns* mysql* nsd* php* proftpd* pure-ftpd* ruby* spamassassin* squirrelmail*
    tolerant=1

    Can I remove that from the exclude list in yum.conf

    I am asking all these simple questions because I want to make sure that things I do won't break the cpanel system.

    Thanks
     
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