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Re: yum losing it´s flavour?



On Sun, 2006-09-24 at 22:59, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> >
> > 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.

How would anyone know?  If lsmod says a module is loaded and
you can't get that module for a new kernel it's probably
not a real good idea to make that new kernal the default
for the next boot.

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

You could, if you knew yourself that a needed module wasn't
available.  But you probably don't know that without using
something like yum to check...

-- 
  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com



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