Bug 443326

Summary: Kernel upgrade with yum undocumented
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Graham Leggett <minfrin>
Component: yumAssignee: James Antill <james.antill>
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Version: 5.3   
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Description Graham Leggett 2008-04-20 14:43:48 EDT
By default, in the yum config, kernel* is listed in the exclude list to ensure
that a kernel is not accidently installed during a system update.

Yum however does not document a method to override this excludes setting, and
use yum to install upgraded system kernels.

Either the documentation is missing, or this functionality is missing and is
therefore a regression from up2date.

The admin is forced to use the error prone and time consuming option of
downloading rpms and installing them manually.
Comment 1 James Antill 2008-04-20 15:52:11 EDT
 The functionality was not there in 3.0.1, the functionality and documentation
should be there in the current RHEL-5.2 beta version (3.2.8).