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Bug 157276 - installing kernel headers - catch 22
Summary: installing kernel headers - catch 22
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-10 03:03 UTC by Sakshale eQuorian
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-10 22:58:20 UTC

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Description Sakshale eQuorian 2005-05-10 03:03:27 UTC
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Description of problem:
I did a "minimal install" because of some dependancy problems with the full install on my x86_64 system.  When I went to install GCC, it required glibc-headers.  However, glibc-headers requires kernel headers. So, I downloaded the source for the kernel, kernel-2.6.9-1.667.src.rpm and installed it.  According to the docs I've found, the next step is supposed to be "rpmbuild -bp --target=noarch /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/kernel-2.6.spec". It fails because GCC is not installed.  So, I am in a catch 22 situation.  I can't install GCC without the kernel headers and I can't install the kernel headers without GCC.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel source install requires gcc - gcc requires kernel headers

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. perform a minimal install
2. try to install GCC from the FC3 rpm collection
3. try to install kernel headers from the RC# srpm collection

Actual Results:  cross dependancy failure

Expected Results:  bring back the separate kernel-headers rpm

Additional info:

I'm hoping someone will say, "Hay dummy! All you need to do is.... " :)

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-05-10 22:58:20 UTC
gcc wants glibc-kernheaders, not the kernel source.

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-05-10 22:58:57 UTC
sorry, that should be _glibc_ wants glibc-kernheaders, not the kernel source.

Comment 3 Sakshale eQuorian 2005-05-12 00:11:31 UTC
Excellent - That was all I needed to know.  Thank you.

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