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Re: [suse-security] SUSE Security Announcement: Linux Kernel (SuSE-SA:2004:005)



Hi John!

On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, John Andersen wrote:

> I just happened to do a yast online update earlier today and I noticed
> that the machine (SuSE 8.1 pro) dowloaded and installed a kernel
> (2.4.21-189) and while downloading it, it said it was an athlon package.
> (Its a dual Pentium II mobo.)
> 
> I thought the Athlon notation thingie was fixed??
> 
> The actual file downloaded was
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root     22614744 Feb 18 12:24 
> k_psmp-2.4.21-189.i586.rpm
> 
> Yet it specifically mentioned athlon while it was downloading it.
> 
> Should I be afraid to reboot that server?

Always be afraid :-)

Do
rpm --verify -vv k_psmp
and
rpm -qi k_psmp
check the output of both is what you expect.

If it is,
check that lilo/grub points to the new kernel and a tested kernel,

and be less afraid.


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