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Re: yum doesn't like installonly_limit=1?



On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 9:22 PM, James Antill <james fedoraproject org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 20:45 +0530, Rajeesh K Nambiar wrote:
>> On 12/10/09, James Antill <james fedoraproject org> wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 18:00 +0530, Rajeesh K Nambiar wrote:
>> >> I changed the "installonly_limit" to "1" from the default value "3" in
>> >> /etc/yum.conf, and yum blows up.
>> >>
>> >> # yum search boinc
>> >> Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
>> >> Options Error: Error parsing '1': out of range integer value
>> >
>> >  This is an error message, not what I'd usually term "blows up".
>>
>> I mean - can't install anything, can't search a package. It took me a
>> while to realize that the change made to the config file caused it as
>> I tried to use yum again after couple of days.
>
>  Fair enough, as Seth said we should probably tell you want option is
> the problem :).
>
>> >  What do you want to achieve by setting this value to 1?
>>
>> Ah, I realize that it would have the same effect as installonly_limit=0 ?
>
>  No, 0 is "special" and means the same thing as "<off>".
>
>  "1" would make it act like a normal package (old version removed as new
> version is installed) ... except the kernel package doesn't work if you
> do that, so we just disallow it.
>
Yeah, that was the intention ;-)
Thanks for the answers!

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