RPM needs to go on a diet.

Jack Spaar jspaar at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Feb 19 01:29:16 UTC 2005

On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 18:24:12 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:

> On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 14:58:09 -0500, seth vidal <skvidal at phy.duke.edu>
> wrote:
>> I may be able to do so.
>> keep the kernel you're running and all newer than that.
>> older kernels, remove.
>> have a text file which can specify kernels-versions to keep/ignore from
>> removal.
> would it make sense to enshrine the mechanism variable(s) in
> /etc/sysconfig/kernel?
> something like:
> DONTFRELLINGPRUNETHISLIST= space seperate list of kernel versions
> -jef

FWIW, and since no one commented, it makes sense to mere lurking users
like me. And the follow-on is that the prune job would probably best be
done by new-kernel-pkg (and would therefore be independent of the
updater-of-choice). But since Mr. Yum is volunteering, power to him.


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