Kernels being uninstalled automatically

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Thu Mar 2 02:36:36 UTC 2006

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 06:56:20AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> 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
> >me.
> >
> >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. 

The installonlyn feature does not appear to be documented in either
the yum or yum.conf man pages. Shall I bugzilla it??


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