[Yum] yum 3.2.28 - Kernel update

Tim Lauridsen tim.lauridsen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 06:29:25 UTC 2010


On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 6:49 AM, James Antill <james-yum at and.org> wrote:

> 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
> man yum.conf):
>
>      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
>      kernel.
>
> --
> James Antill -- james at fedoraproject.org
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If you set 'installonlypkgs=' in yum.conf, then the kernel will be updated
and you will only have one kernel installed, IBM has that by default in
there internal 'Open Client  for Fedora' (Fedora 13 + a layer of enterprise
application and special configurations), it don't no why :)

Tim
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