yum doesn't like installonly_limit=1?

James Antill james at fedoraproject.org
Thu Dec 10 15:52:40 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 20:45 +0530, Rajeesh K Nambiar wrote:
> On 12/10/09, James Antill <james at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 18:00 +0530, Rajeesh K Nambiar wrote:
> >> I changed the "installonly_limit" to "1" from the default value "3" in
> >> /etc/yum.conf, and yum blows up.
> >>
> >> # yum search boinc
> >> Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
> >> Options Error: Error parsing '1': out of range integer value
> >
> >  This is an error message, not what I'd usually term "blows up".
> I mean - can't install anything, can't search a package. It took me a
> while to realize that the change made to the config file caused it as
> I tried to use yum again after couple of days.

 Fair enough, as Seth said we should probably tell you want option is
the problem :).

> >  What do you want to achieve by setting this value to 1?
> Ah, I realize that it would have the same effect as installonly_limit=0 ?

 No, 0 is "special" and means the same thing as "<off>".

 "1" would make it act like a normal package (old version removed as new
version is installed) ... except the kernel package doesn't work if you
do that, so we just disallow it.

James Antill - james at fedoraproject.org

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