Re: yum - prevent Redhat-Release update
- From: "Michael Simpson" <mikie.simpson@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 13:26:46 +0100
On 6/3/08, Andrew Bacchi <bacchi@xxxxxxx> wrote:
read the yum.conf man page, it has an exclude list you can add to the
configuration file. Here's the quote from the man page.
List of packages to exclude from updates or installs. This
a space separated list. Shell globs using wildcards (eg. * and
I was just wondering how do I stop "yum" from updating to the newest
redhat-release (I.E. Kernel) but continue to get all the newest packages?
I've looked at using the security plugin option, but I want to keep
everything that gets released (not just security updates).
I know in the 4 and below days we had the option to exclude items in the
up2date configuration, can I simply add exclude or skip lists in the yum
wrt the kernel upgrades i found out his from another mailing list
belonging to a distribution which is uncannily similar to RedHat
i have an old dual processor box that boots from the previous kernel
after updates for some reason which i haven't researched
That's probably because your /etc/sysconfig/kernel contains:
# UPDATEDEFAULT specifies if new-kernel-pkg should make
# new kernels the default
Make the obvious change of "no" to "yes" if you want newly updated
kernels to become the boot default.
this means that when an updated kernel is installed the default in
grub.con is changed to boot from the previous installed kernel
works a treat
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