Kernels being uninstalled automatically

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Thu Mar 2 01:49:28 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 17:16 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 19:11 -0600, Jeff Vian wrote:
> > 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.
> Yes, installonlyn plugin keeps n number of old kernels (including the
> last kernel you ran)
So the tokeep option there is deceptive.
The tokeep=2 obviously means keep the last one and the one being
I would hope that this means the running kernel regardless of where it
is in the current list, or it would really break things.

> > This policy only keeps 2 kernel versions around, and can break a system
> > if the latest (before the update) had problems for a user and an earlier
> > version is in use.
> Almost. It does not remove the running kernel. (if I remember correctly)
> > How do I turn that off?  
> > How would I change the number of older kernels to keep around? 
> /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/installonlyn.conf

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