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|Summary:||Documentation bug in yum.conf(5) - installonlypkgs|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||Reporter:||Dan Pritts <redhat>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||BaseOS QE Security Team <qe-baseos-security>|
|Version:||5.8||CC:||james.antill, lmiksik, santa_banta08, tcallawa, zpavlas|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2013-12-10 15:48:10 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Dan Pritts 2011-10-25 09:59:18 EDT
Description of problem: yum.conf(5) says: installonlypkgs List of packages that should only ever be installed, never updated. Kernels in particular fall into this category. Defaults to kernel, kernel-smp, kernel-bigmem, kernel-enterprise, kernel-debug, kernel-unsup- ported. but /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py actually has: class YumConf(StartupConf): [...] installonlypkgs = ListOption(['kernel', 'kernel-bigmem', 'kernel-enterprise','kernel-smp', 'kernel-modules', 'kernel-debug', 'kernel-unsupported', 'kernel-source', 'kernel-devel', 'kernel-PAE', 'kernel-PAE-debug']) Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): ~@tsgdev1% rpm -qi yum Name : yum Relocations: (not relocatable) Version : 3.2.22 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc. Release : 37.el5 Build Date: Tue 14 Jun 2011 10:47:59 AM EDT Install Date: Mon 24 Oct 2011 05:28:35 PM EDT Build Host: ia64-004.build.bos.redhat.com How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. man yum.conf 2. 3. Actual results: lies to me Expected results: reflects reality Additional info: I do not yet have RHEL6 installed so I cannot check this there, but presumably this hsould be checked out there too.
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2013-05-01 03:19:13 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the current release, Red Hat is unable to address this request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to propose this request, if appropriate, in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 2 James Antill 2013-12-10 15:48:10 EST
Given the age of this and and how minor it is (and that the man page update could easily fix it if really needed) I'm going to close this now, as we are very late in RHEL-5. At least the early versions of RHEL-6 yum could be rebuilt on RHEL-5, so if any customer really needs this then that is a viable path (and rhel-6 includes yum-config-manager, so the user can easily query information like this).