Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1253264
dnf distro-sync --allowerasing doesn't work with booted old kernel
Last modified: 2017-05-12 14:15:55 EDT
$ dnf distro-sync
$ rpm -qa kernel
reboot, select kernel that's not the latest
$ uname -r
$ dnf distro-sync --allowerasing
Error: The operation would result in removing the booted kernel: kernel-core-4.0.6-300.fc22.x86_64.
*** Bug 1255463 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(This is in reply to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1255463#c1 :
Removing the oldest doesn't necessarily make sense for distro-sync. There may not even be a kernel upgrade happening. Probably you first want to see which old kernels are being removed because they are no longer in any repos (while keeping stuff associated with the running kernel such as -core, -modules and -modules-extra) and then see if you still need to remove some to keep within the install limit.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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Still valid dnf-2.0.0-0.rc1.4.fc26.noarch.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 26 development cycle.
Changing version to '26'.
I am sorry but I cannot reproduce it with dnf-2.3.0-1 and libdnf-0.8.1-1
I think that with this patch (https://github.com/rpm-software-management/libdnf/pull/285) dnf will work like Swiss ... :-) .