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device-mapper during the kernel upgrade.

 
skt_skt
Honored Contributor

device-mapper during the kernel upgrade.

How to handle the device-mapper(device-mapper-1.02.07-4.0.RHEL4) during the kernel upgrade

i am planning to upgrade to kernel-smp-2.6.9-67.0.1.EL which is the latest as of now.Also the device mapper will be upgraded to device-mapper-1.02.21-1.el4


Linux hostname 2.6.9-42.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jul 12 23:27:17 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 4)


/dev/mapper/vg00-lvol3
1032088 499156 480504 51% /home
/dev/mapper/vg00-lvol5
1032088 152288 827372 16% /opt
/dev/mapper/vg00-lvol7
2064208 39308 1920044 3% /tmp
/dev/mapper/vg00-lvol4
3096336 1749100 1189952 60% /usr
/dev/mapper/vg00-lvol6
1032088 758628 221032 78% /var

your sugeetions would be appreciated.
4 REPLIES
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: device-mapper during the kernel upgrade.

Assuming youre just updating packages within the same release (i.e. RHEL4), then there's no issue. The update process is designed to be able to update without issue. Just use 'up2date' if you can, otherwise ensure you using 'rpm -U' for everything other than a kernel.
One long-haired git at your service...
skt_skt
Honored Contributor

Re: device-mapper during the kernel upgrade.

yes we do the "update" process for all packages. But use -i(install) for the kernel package.
skt_skt
Honored Contributor

Re: device-mapper during the kernel upgrade.

As expected the device-mapper just got updated during the up2date(and kernel upgrade)..nothing special.
skt_skt
Honored Contributor

Re: device-mapper during the kernel upgrade.

As expected the device-mapper just got updated during the up2date(and kernel upgrade)..nothing special.