[mythtv-users] CentOS 5.1 support

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Sun Jan 20 20:48:27 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-01-20 at 09:07 -0600, Craig Huff wrote:
> On Jan 19, 2008 11:05 PM, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As someone pointed out you can use the xfs kernel module from CentOS
> > Extras. What I found out (unfortunately) was that you _do_ have to go
> > to CentOS Plus if you want jfs support. As I already have 300GB of
> > recordings on a jfs partition I was forced to go this path. Then when
> > I tried to install the kernel from CentOS Plus I got an error saying
> > that there was already a newer version of the kernel installed (from
> > the default installation) so I gave up. It's a big shame that jfs is
> > only in CentOS Plus as I'm now going to have to somehow convert the
> > jfs partition to ext3 or xfs without losing 300GB of recordings -
> > bummer!
> Are you sure?  I just looked in
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.1/os/i386/CentOS/ and found
> kernel-2.6.18-53.el5.i686.rpm listed whereas in centosplus
> (http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.1/centosplus/i386/RPMS/), I found
> kernel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.centos.plus.i686.rpm, which looks to me to be
> newer (and has a newer build date, too).  Could you be using other
> repositories that you got a newer kernel from already, or that are
> reporting an older centosplus kernel?

You're looking in the wrong place - the CentOS kernel has been updated.
The current CentOS "regular" kernel can be found at:

That's the 53.1.4 kernel.  Consider that the plus kernels are the
stock/update kernels with extra stuff added in...


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