Kernels being uninstalled automatically

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Mar 2 01:26:20 UTC 2006

Jeff Vian wrote:

>I just noticed that when I do an update that includes a kernel the 2nd
>older kernel is uninstalled.
>For example, right now the new one being installed is 1996 and the one
>it is replacing is 1977.  The update is uninstalling the 1969 kernel for
>Is that deliberate?
>I assume so, but want to be able to NOT have it happen if I choose to
>keep the older kernels for whatever reason.
Its deliberate. Done by the installonlyn yum plugin. You can disable or 
configure it using /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/installonlyn.conf. This is now 
documented in the package notes section in the release notes.


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