[Yum] yum 3.2.28 - Kernel update
james-yum at and.org
Thu Aug 5 04:49:41 UTC 2010
rotru at br.ibm.com writes:
> Hi Seth,
> I see in the "Users Interface Changes" that new Yum:
> Don't allow users to remove the running kernel.
> How is this going to work ?
> For instance, if a system only allows users to have one version of Kernel
> installed, will
> the user never be allowed to update the kernel ?
This configuration isn't possible with yum, installonly_limit has a
minimum value of 2 (although we'd recommend at least 3).
So the only time yum would try and remove the running kernel before
were bugs (or things like "yum remove kernel" matching all kernels).
Saying that the documentation does tell you how to turn it off (from
protected_packages This is a list of packages that yum should
never completely remove. They are protected via. Obsoletes as
well as user/plugin removals.
The default is: yum glob:/etc/yum/protected.d/*.conf So any
packages which should be protected can do so by including a file
in /etc/yum/protected.d with their package name in it.
Also if this configuration is set to anything, then yum will
protect the package corresponding to the running version of the
James Antill -- james at fedoraproject.org
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