Mirror/server RFE: Do not remove old kernel from updates.
dedourek at unb.ca
Mon Apr 9 15:31:56 UTC 2007
Leszek Matok wrote:
> Anyhow, supporting old versions of software indefinitely, because they
> can break some proprietary other piece of software, is totally against
> Fedora goals. Go to VMware and make them put their modules into the
> official kernel or learn how to fix things yourself (which in this
> particular case is very easy, thanks to VMware, which aren't that evil
> after all).
Not running any proprietary software here. Pure vanilla Fedora Core 6.
livna enabled at the moment.) However, kernel-2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 broke
Still investigating. Currently suspect a race condition in udev which
fails to create
a node sufficiently "soon" for the normal start of syslog. Currently
only a hypothesis
though. Actual problem may be something else. It has shown up on at
other machine, based on an exchange on fedora-list. We'll see whether there
are more widespread reports as more people notice that /var/log/messages is
My solution is to: first disable the yum-updatesd service. Second,
/etc/yum/pluginconf.d/installonlyn.conf the line
This means that I run "yum update" regularly at an appropriate time
a backup) and regularly do a "df" to see whether I need (space in /boot
to manually remove ("yum remove") some old kernels ("rpm -q kernel" for
Obviously, manually minding the store is not possible for everyone.
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