Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1265618
priorities does not work for kernel packages
Last modified: 2016-07-19 15:18:55 EDT
Description of problem:
We have locally maintained kernel modules (based on RPMFusion's kmods) that we need to build before our users upgrade their systems to avoid upset.
With yum-plugin-priorities we set a "local" repo as priority=10 and left the Fedora updates repo at default (99 according to docs). New kernels would not be automatically upgraded until added to "local".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a local repo. Add it to yum.repos.d with priority=10
2. Add old set of kernel packages to local repo
3. Force downgrade an install to the old kernel
4. Run "dnf upgrade"
dnf wants to install kernel, kernel-core, kernel-debug-core, kernel-debug-modules, kernel-debug-modules-extra and kernel-modules.
kernel-devel and kernel-headers are being skipped due to "broken dependencies"
New kernel is not offered to be installed.
This is a regression from yum-plugin-priorities. This setup worked under F20.
Thats how it should work according to DNF manual. Priority just set priority of the package so the repos could be prefered over another but it will not disable the rest of the repositories. You probably want to disable all other repositories rather than set priorities.
I'm not sure we understand each other. I do not want the rest of the repository to be disabled. I want certain packages in a local repository to override those in the much larger Fedora release/updates repositories.
The dnf.conf manual says:
"priority: The priority value of this repository, default is 99. If there is more than one candidate package for a particular operation, the one from a repo with the lowest priority value is picked, possibly despite being less convenient otherwise (e.g. by being a lower version)"
It sounds like you're describing "cost".
Take a working example:
- X-1.0.rpm exists in my local repository.
- X-2.0.rpm exists in Fedora repository.
- local repository has a priority of 10
- Fedora has default priority of 99.
- On "dnf upgrade" dnf informs me that X-2.0 has broken dependencies and won't be installed.
However with installonlypkgs e.g. kernel, priority gets ignored and the highest versioned package is always installed. This is a regression from yum-plugin-priorities.
Ok, we will take a look. Your use case has many ways to be fixed. In the meantime exclude kernel* packages from Fedora repos or use version lock, please.
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