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Re: Removing old kernels with yum?



On Fri, 2005-05-27 at 18:13 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> WipeOut wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > How do I remove old kernels with yum??
> > 
> > If I do a..
> > # yum list "kernel*"
> > 
> > I get..
> > Installed Packages
> > kernel.i686                              2.6.10-1.741_FC3       installed
> > kernel.i686                              2.6.9-1.681_FC3        installed
> > kernel.i686                              2.6.10-1.760_FC3       installed
> > kernel.i686                              2.6.11-1.14_FC3        installed
> > kernel.i686                              2.6.11-1.27_FC3        installed
> > kernel.i686                              2.6.9-1.678_FC3        installed
> > kernel.i686                              2.6.9-1.667            installed
> > kernel.i686                              2.6.10-1.737_FC3       installed
> > kernel-smp.i686                          2.6.9-1.667            installed
> > kernel-smp.i686                          2.6.10-1.760_FC3       installed
> > kernel-smp.i686                          2.6.11-1.27_FC3        installed
> > kernel-smp.i686                          2.6.10-1.737_FC3       installed
> > kernel-smp.i686                          2.6.10-1.741_FC3       installed
> > kernel-smp.i686                          2.6.11-1.14_FC3        installed
> > kernel-smp.i686                          2.6.9-1.678_FC3        installed
> > kernel-smp.i686                          2.6.9-1.681_FC3        installed
> > kernel-utils.i386                        1:2.4-13.1.49_FC3      installed
> > 
> > So if I try..
> > # yum remove kernel.i686
> > it wants to remove all of them..
> > 
> > I have tried specifying the version a couple of ways but then it doesn't 
> > find anything to remove..
> > 
> > So how do I do it?
> 
> Use rpm instead of yum:
> 
> # rpm -e kernel-2.6.9-1.667 kernel-smp-2.6.9-1.667 ...
> 
> Paul.
> 

Yum can do it too, ala:

        yum remove kernel-2.6.9-1.678_FC3

You can also wildcard parts of the name like:

        yum remove kernel-smp-2.6.9-*

to get rid of all of the 2.6.9 SMP kernels.

Bob...



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