yum dumb? Re-installes rpms you specifically remove

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at gmail.com
Tue Jul 4 04:28:19 UTC 2006


On 7/2/06, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My Dell laptop hates the new kernel-2.6.17, so I remove it with yum
> remove kernel-2.6....

Okay.

>
> Then I go about my business and find that the yum cron job has run and
> re-downloaded and re-installed that kernel.  Goddam.

What else would you expect ?

>
> Then I can put exclude=kernel-2.6.17* in /etc/yum.conf, but the
> problem just starts there.  When yum runs, it finds updates for kernel
> modules on atrpms (for ipw3945 wireless) and livna (video card), and
> yum then fails because it cannot install those modules because it
> cannot install the new kernel.  So I have to go back into
> /etc/yum.conf and exclude some specific versions of those modules.
>

That's exactly what it should do. You should just exclude al kernel
related packages, or let yum be and use grub to boot to the kernel
that works for you,

> What a hassle.
>
> Seems to me that if a person manually removes something in yum, the
> system should respect that.

That would require special rules, and I would not consider such rules
to be intuitive.
>
> pj
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