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Re: New Kernel still bad



Cameron Simpson wrote:
> Also have a look at the file:
> 
>  /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/installonlyn.conf
> 
> Mine says:
> 
>  [main]
>  enabled=1
>  # this sets the number of package versions which are kept
>  tokeep=4
> 
> which causes yum to keep 4 installed kernels around. You may want to
> wind this up to 10 or something. That way you will be more likely to
> have the older working kernel still installed after an upgrade.

It's probably worth noting that with the update to yum-3.2.2, the
installonlyn plugin's functionality was merged into yum's core.  The
way to control things with 3.2.2 and later is via installonly_limit in
yum.conf.

The yum.conf manpage states that this option defaults to 0, which
disables the feature.  However, the yum rpm applies a patch that sets
the default to 2 AFAICT.

This change (and the discrepancy in the docs) is sure to bite some
folks.  This was reported in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/249396 .

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