[Yum] yum 3.2.28 - Kernel update
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
> 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 :)
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