[PlanetCCRMA] Kernel updates

Michael Gurevich gurevich@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Mon May 15 20:32:01 2006

On Thu, 11 May 2006, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:

> On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 20:41 -0700, Michael Gurevich wrote:
>> I'm having the very same problem. Other than simply not installing these 2
>> kernels and associate kernel-module-alsa, I can't make make it work. Did
>> anyone come up with a solution?
> Are you trying with apt-get or using synaptic?
> -- Fernando

I had the problem first with synaptic. Then I tried apt-get dist-upgrade 
and got the same problem. I went back to synaptic and unselected the
2.6.16-1.2080.13.rdt kernels and alsa modules, as well as the 
2.6.16-1.2069_FC4 kernel. The rest installed fine and the edge kernel 
seems to work.

After booting into the new edge kernel, in synaptic, I just added the 
planetccrma-core-smp package which installs the 2080.13.rdt kernels, and 
it installed with no problems. Then I added the 2.6.16-1.2069_FC4 kernels 
again with no problems. So I'm pretty baffled as to what happened the 
first time, but it seems like my particular set of steps is at least one 
solution. I should note that I hadn't done a dist-upgrade on that machine 
in more than 2 months.


>> On Sun, 7 May 2006, Nigel Henry wrote:
>>> On Sunday 07 May 2006 00:11, Joe Curtis wrote:
>>>> HI,
>>>> My latest visit to Synaptic gave me the following error:
>>>> APT system reports:
>>>> E: Failed
>>>> adding
>>>> /var/cache/apt/archives/kernel#2.6.16-1.2080.13.rdt.rhfc4.ccrma_2.6.16-1.20
>>>> 80.13.rdt.rhfc4.ccrma_i686.rpm to transaction (install) E: Failed adding
>>>> /var/cache/apt/archives/kernel#2.6.16-1.2069%
>>>> 5fFC4_2.6.16-1.2069%5fFC4_i686.rpm to transaction (install)
>>>> E: Transaction set check failed
>>>> I was quite keen to get a kernel module above 2.6.14 as 2.6.15 and above
>>>> have an mppe module (needed for a pptp vpn connection) built into the
>>>> kernel.
>>>> any help would be much appreciated.
>>>> Joe Curtis
>>> Hi Joe. The only time I had the "Transaction check failed" was with doing the
>>> updates after installing FC3. An apt-get dist-upgrade brought up that error,
>>> but doing an apt-get upgrade first resolved that problem. This is obviously
>>> not your problem. I'm trying a download for the kernel you want at the
>>> moment, but have selected in synaptic the kernel alsa module, which picks up
>>> the kernel you want, and another one for some reason. Be carefull to check
>>> the version of the kernel alsa modules, and which kernels they are going to
>>> download with it. The 4 kernel alsa modules all appear the same on the
>>> synaptic list. The first one on the list seems to match up with the kernel
>>> you want, and is the one I'm downloading on dialup at the moment.
>>> It's also worth looking at /var/cache/apt/archives/partial . If you have lost
>>> your Internet connection while updating, there may be a partially downloaded
>>> package there. An apt-get dist-upgrade should pick that up, and complete the
>>> download, thus clearing the way for future downloads.
>>> 70% done on kernel#2.6.16-1.2069_FC4, thats the extra one, and no idea why
>>> thats being installed as well. Nigel.