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Re: yum losing it´s flavour?



On Sun, 24 Sep 2006, Les Mikesell wrote:

On Sun, 2006-09-24 at 13:52, Ric Moore wrote:

Can yum automatically defer updating the kernel until the
in-use modules are also available in matching versions?

That would be sweet. FYI, when yum updated the kernel, there was no
nvidia driver out, so it blew up. I use the hell outa graphics here and
whatever substitutes for the nvidia driver ain't up to the load. So, I
removed the new kernel, re-installed the older one, re-installed the
drivers, it burped once or twice and then settled in, while creating a
new ulcer. I've wasted the entire weekend on this and that bind thing.

Yum shouldn't have removed the running kernel, so recovery
should have been a matter of hitting a key during reboot,
selecting the old kernel with the down-arrow key, and
hitting enter.   Still, it would be nice if it didn't
break the system in the first place when it should be
moderately easy to detect that a new kernel isn't
going to work yet.

How would the kernel RPM know?  It can't depend on the NVidia module.

You can set UPDATEDEFAULT in /etc/sysconfig/kernel---that gives you some
manual control.

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		Matthew Saltzman

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