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> Unable to install headers/devel packages of Kernel.
tux
 Posted: Dec 13 2012, 12:11 PM
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Hi,

Recently installed SL 6.3 64 bit on my Lenovo Z570 laptop.

I was able to successfully install the kernel from elrepo: (Kernel -ml), but unable to install the headers.

here are some outputs:

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[tux@tuxbastion ~]$ uname -a
Linux tuxbastion 3.6.10-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Dec 11 01:32:47 EST 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[tux@tuxbastion ~]$


I could only install the kernel, because of the following error:

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[root@tuxbastion ~]# yum --enablerepo=elrepo-kernel install kernel-ml*
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* elrepo: jur-linux.org
* elrepo-extras: jur-linux.org
* elrepo-kernel: jur-linux.org
* elrepo-testing: jur-linux.org
* rpmforge: mirror-fpt-telecom.fpt.net
* sl: ftp.scientificlinux.org
* sl-security: ftp.scientificlinux.org
* sl-testing: ftp.scientificlinux.org
Setting up Install Process
Package kernel-ml-3.6.10-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel-ml-devel.x86_64 0:3.6.10-1.el6.elrepo will be installed
---> Package kernel-ml-doc.noarch 0:3.6.10-1.el6.elrepo will be installed
---> Package kernel-ml-firmware.noarch 0:3.6.10-1.el6.elrepo will be installed
---> Package kernel-ml-headers.x86_64 0:3.6.10-1.el6.elrepo will be installed
--> Processing Conflict: kernel-ml-headers-3.6.10-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64 conflicts kernel-headers < 3.6.10-1.el6.elrepo
--> Processing Conflict: kernel-ml-firmware-3.6.10-1.el6.elrepo.noarch conflicts kernel-firmware < 3.6.10-1.el6.elrepo
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: kernel-ml-firmware conflicts with kernel-firmware
Error: kernel-ml-headers conflicts with kernel-headers
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
[root@tuxbastion ~]#


So, I tried un installing the conflicting packages but it states about some dependencies for the "kernel-headers" as shown below.

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[root@tuxbastion ~]# rpm -ev --test kernel-headers
error: Failed dependencies:
kernel-headers >= 2.2.1 is needed by (installed) compat-glibc-headers-1:2.5-46.2.x86_64
kernel-headers >= 2.6.11 is needed by (installed) libcap-ng-devel-0.6.4-3.el6_0.1.x86_64
kernel-headers >= 2.6.29 is needed by (installed) audit-libs-devel-2.2-2.el6.x86_64
kernel-headers is needed by (installed) glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64
kernel-headers >= 2.2.1 is needed by (installed) glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64
kernel-headers >= 2.6.27-0.144.rc0.git2.fc10 is needed by (installed) libdrm-devel-2.4.31-3.el6.elrepo.x86_64
[root@tuxbastion ~]# rpm -ev --test kernel-firmware


I need to install VMWare Workstation and it often complains about kernel headers etc.

Reason that I want to use the kernel-ml is, The screen brightness toggle only works in kernel-ml ( elrepo creators/maintainers- Thanks guys for saving my already bespectacled eyes ).

Can someone help me on this?



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toracat
 Posted: Dec 13 2012, 12:43 PM
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The kernel-ml headers package does not need to be installed to install/run VMware Workstation. You only need kernel-ml-devel.

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tux
 Posted: Dec 13 2012, 01:03 PM
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Hi Toracat,

Thank you sir. smile.gif

I'll try it and let you know.

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tux
 Posted: Dec 13 2012, 04:30 PM
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Hi Toracat,

Yes, it indeed works !!

I am about to finish installing ESXi inside of the VMWare Workstation !!

Thank you very much.

Regards,

Tux.

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