[Yum] Option to invert deselect installonlypkgs?

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Sun Sep 19 19:22:05 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 21:03 +0200, Michael Heiming wrote:
> Hi!
> Using yum on RH ES/AS 3.0 with great success, it really rocks!
> The only problem, running yum during kickstart, installs a bunch of 
> kernels and I'd prefer if yum would use "rpm -F kernel-package" instead 
> of "rpm -i ...".
> 'man yum.conf' shows this option, I'd like to disable:
> installonlypkgs
> list of packages that  should  only  ever  be  installed,  never 
> updated  	-  kernels  in  particular  fall  into  this  category. 
> Defaults 	to  kernel,  kernel-smp,  kernel-bigmem,  kernel-enter-prise, 		
> 	kernel-debug, kernel-unsupported.
> Removing the older kernel packages from the install server isn't a good 
> option.
> Thx for reading and keep the great work!

You _REALLY_ don't want yum to update kernels. You _REALLY_ want it to
install them.

I know you _think_ you might want it to update kernels but trust me, you
_REALLY_ don't. It's a fast track to an unbootable system.


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