/etc/yum/protected.d/ content thwarts yum update/upgrade

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 1 23:17:51 UTC 2012

On 2012/04/01 15:24 (GMT-0600) Michal Jaegermann composed:

> On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 16:52:14 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

>>  >Could you show _exactly_ the whole "exclude" line from your
>>  >/etc/yum.conf?  WORKSFORME (at least with rawhide).

>>  exclude=grub

> You do not want obsoletes, dependencies and the like. Try instead

>   exclude=grub*

This did pretty well. When upgrade finished (upwards of 150 packages), there 
remained three packages with two different versions installed. I yum removed 
each of the older. Also, kernel would not upgrade due to failed dependance on 
grubby. I removed the asterisk, did 'yum upgrade grubby', then tried 'yum 
upgrade' again, which again produced the protected grub obstacle. I put the 
asterisk back again, and 'yum upgrade' proceeded to find another 157MB in 154 
packages to upgrade, 1 new to install, and 7 deps, kernel among them. When 
the dust settled and I had grub menu updated, I rebooted to 3.3 kernel. Now I 
have no IP assigned to eth0/p2p1. :-(
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