Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 158148
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:52:02 EST
Description of problem:
Yum is configured to exclude kernel updates and several other RPMS on some of my
FC3 systems because I am using LVM on DMCrypt and require a custom ramdisk to
boot. Yum upgrade of the kernel without supervision makes my systems unbootable.
The exclusion normally works, but if another package appears in updates that I
am not excluding which contains a claimed dependency on a newer kernel, the
kernel gets picked up to satisfy the dependency.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It happens every time something depends on a newer kernel.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.set yum to exclude=kernel*
2.run regular updates until something depends on a newer kernel.
3.recieve new kernel inspite of configuration
New kernel is installed
New kernel is not installed, or possibly yum update fails due to dependencies
that can not be met.
# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d
I would be glad to perform whatever tests are needed.
You cannot have multiple exclude lines in a single section.
they overwrite each other, they do not append.
the above should be written as:
exclude=kernel* mkinitrd* initscripts* cryptsetup*