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|Summary:||Kernel upgrade with yum undocumented|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||Reporter:||Graham Leggett <minfrin>|
|Component:||yum||Assignee:||James Antill <james.antill>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-04-20 15:52:11 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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).