Running rpm_check_debug ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve:
Package kernel conflicts with ecryptfs-utils < 44.
So kernel not updated yet.
Where is issue and how can resolve?
Assuming this is either a Redhat system or a derivative such as Fedora, CentOS etc, and that you're not changing anything in the source. Why not simply compile it from source? it is rather easy.
tar -zxf linux-$KERNVER.tar.gz
cd linux-$KERNVER;make clean && make mrproper
make oldconfig && make && make modules_install && make install
and it's that easy, be sure to inspect /boot/grub/menu.lst (if you're using grub) to be sure the newly compiled kernel is loaded first and that everything has been installed to /boot.
Originally Posted by jamjam
Can I ask what is the advantage of updating your kernel?
"Generally, upgrading from one minor kernel release to the next won't bring any major differences. There are several reasons to upgrade the kernel. One is to take advantage of a specific new feature or driver; another is to be protected against a security vulnerability, or just to maintain an up-to-date and healthy system.
Even if you choose not to update to every new kernel revision, it is recommended that you at least upgrade from time to time. It is strongly recommended that you immediately upgrade to a new kernel if that new release solves a security problem."
I would not suggest upgrading from source, that moves outside of using the RPM system, and thus, you now have no dependency resolution and version tracking system, other than your memory, which I can personally report for myself, is often flawed. Well you can always figure out, but there is just no reason to move away from a unified organized way of managing updates like that (for the general user).
I do some updates outside of the OS package system, but that is only when dealing with newer software than the OS package system provides, and I need it. Stuff like PHP, or some other dependencies for it, those are not really core OS critical stuff.
And as always, know that often when people use the word "easy" or "simple" they forget how totally relative that is to the experience of the person asking for advice.