[zfs-discuss] kABI-tracking kmod for CentOS 6 not installing

Andy zfs-native at orgdotuk.org.uk
Tue May 31 09:40:00 EDT 2016

Hi Stefano.

I agree, it appears the repo info files haven't been updated to
reflect the fact that has been released.

Anyone here know who it is that looks after this?  Who should we
report this to, and how, if not here?

Many thanks

On 20 May 2016 at 16:43, Stefano Normani via zfs-discuss
<zfs-discuss at list.zfsonlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've recently switched from a DKMS to a kABI-tracking kmod approach on
> CentOS 6 as recommended here:
> https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/wiki/RHEL-%26-CentOS
> I removed the entire DKMS based installation of ZFS and made sure there were
> no ZFS kernel modules remaining
> # yum remove spl-dkms spl zfs-dkms zfs libnvpair1 libuutil1 libzfs2
> libzpool2
> # yum clean all
> # rm /lib/modules/*/extra/*
> # rm /lib/modules/*/weak-updates/*
> I used "yum clean all" to remove cached ZFS repository data and it worked
> after I received yum errors. I modified the /etc/yum.repos.d/zfs.repo file
> to enable kmod as recommended and installed ZFS
> # yum install zfs
> At this point ZFS installs and I get version I know version
> was released and I successfully downloaded one of the files:
> http://archive.zfsonlinux.org/epel/6/kmod/x86_64/kmod-zfs-
> I checked the timestamp on the repomd.xml file for the zfs kmod repository
> at:
> http://archive.zfsonlinux.org/epel/6/kmod/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml
> The internal timestamp is March 23rd. It appears the zfs kmod repository
> databases and filelists have not been updated to reflect
> For the record, is there anything else I should have done or done
> differently to transition from a DKMS to a kABI-tracking kmod approach?
> I've been using ZoL for almost 3 years now and it's great! I'm glad the
> kABI-tracking kmod is available for CentOS as I can finally give up on the
> DKMS approach due to the need to completely uninstall ZFS, and remove
> dangling kernel modules and weak-updates. DKMS always broke on updates for
> me.
> Keep up the great work!
> Sincerely,
> Stefano
> --
> Stefano Normani, Ph.D., P.Eng.
> Research Assistant Professor
> Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
> University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West
> Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
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