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Why is kernel 3.19.1 installed when 3.18.9 is the latest released?

asked 2015-03-24 04:00:40 -0500

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I'm running Fedora 21 Workstation, and I have kernel 3.19.1 installed:

$ uname -rs
Linux 3.19.1-201.fc21.x86_64
$ dnf info kernel
Using metadata from Thu Mar 19 20:04:21 2015
Installed Packages
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Name        : kernel
Arch        : x86_64
Epoch       : 0
Version     : 3.18.9
Release     : 200.fc21
Size        : 0.0  
Repo        : @System
From repo   : updates
Summary     : The Linux kernel
URL         : http://www.kernel.org/
License     : GPLv2 and Redistributable, no modification permitted
Description : The kernel meta package

Name        : kernel
Arch        : x86_64
Epoch       : 0
Version     : 3.19.1
Release     : 201.fc21
Size        : 0.0  
Repo        : @System
From repo   : updates
Summary     : The Linux kernel
URL         : http://www.kernel.org/
License     : GPLv2 and Redistributable, no modification permitted
Description : The kernel meta package

However, https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/kernel states that kernel 3.18.9 is the latest released version on Fedora 21:

http://i.imgur.com/5EEVGcR.png

Why is that?

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answered 2015-03-24 07:52:59 -0500

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Yeah, brilliant. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/search/kernel seems to display more up-to-date information. Thanks.

matachi gravatar imagematachi ( 2015-03-24 08:49:12 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-03-25 09:17:38 -0500

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Same problem,

Because of this kernel 3.19.1 I can't install virtualbox from repos ( I work with ). So I made a dualboot with Ubuntu.

yum install kernel-3.18.9-200.fc21 didn't work.

Is there a way to manually install 3.18.9 ???

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About miss kmod for Virtualbox on kernel 3.19.1 please follow

https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3568#c11

RPMFusion had to update to VirtualBox-4.3.26

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2015-03-25 12:34:11 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-03-25 10:33:16 -0500

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Is there a way to manually install 3.18.9 ???

sudo yum install https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//packages/kernel/3.18.9/200.fc21/x86_64/kernel-devel-3.18.9-200.fc21.x86_64.rpm https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//packages/kernel/3.18.9/200.fc21/x86_64/kernel-headers-3.18.9-200.fc21.x86_64.rpm https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//packages/kernel/3.18.9/200.fc21/x86_64/kernel-3.18.9-200.fc21.x86_64.rpm
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Re, Thx for fast replay, it was my 1st question ever on Fedora :)

A- I tried to install an older kernel (as maxim method). seems to work, I didn't continue to the end because it asked me to install other and other kernel dependencies and each time it restarts downloading from the beginning :( I learned how to install old kernel :)

B- I installed Virtualbox 4.3.26 according to https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3568#c11 and all works fine.

C- Plz aeperezt what means "Also try libvirt kvm manage with virt-manage Works fine for me" - did it replace virtualbox ?? create, mount VM's ??

Thx All

fikoulli gravatar imagefikoulli ( 2015-03-25 16:15:49 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-03-25 09:48:39 -0500

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updated 2015-03-25 09:51:20 -0500

Virtualbox add some kernel modules to work with its hipervisor, Fedora update its kernels faster that Virtualbox. So to use Fedora you need to find the kernel that works with Virtualbox and update all other packages but the kernel until there is a new update of Virtualbox.

You can do install your kernel following this answer:

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/51444/how-to-install-specific-kernel-version/

But keep in mine you need to ask not to update the kernel on your repo files.

Also try libvirt kvm manage with virt-manage Works fine for me

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About miss kmod for Virtualbox on kernel 3.19.1 please follow

https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3568#c11

RPMFusion had to update to VirtualBox-4.3.26

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2015-03-25 12:29:40 -0500 )edit

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