kernel RPMs dependency on removing prior kernel?

Christopher Aillon caillon at
Thu Nov 15 08:28:45 UTC 2007

Jon Masters wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 23:53 -0800, Andrew Farris wrote:
>> Is the following kernel RPM behavior really necessary?  Yum repeatedly attempts
>> to remove at least one kernel whenever a kernel is updated or installed, and
>> fails if it cannot do so...  Removing a kernel to keep things a little cleaner
>> with kernel updates is not so bad, but continuing when it cannot do that is what
>> I'd want it to do (not fail).  I want these installed kernels, and I want them
>> staying right where they are, with the nvidia modules as well (these kernels all
>> have a buggy behavior with my usb drive and I'm keeping them to go back and test
>> if it gets resolved later).
> Have you seen/used the installonlyn yum plugin's configuration options?

It's no longer a plugin.  The functionality has been merged into yum 
proper.  See the manual for yum.conf for details.

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