Bug 167395 - enhance yum to warn user if they are not running latest installed kernel
enhance yum to warn user if they are not running latest installed kernel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2005-09-02 06:31 EDT by James Hunt
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:52 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-02 08:54:03 EDT
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Description James Hunt 2005-09-02 06:31:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
If my server has the yum service enabled, and a new kernel is installed which fixes a shed-load of security issues with the current kernel, it would be very useful if we could detect this, and warn the user every time they invoked the yum command after that point that although kernel-a.b.d-1.e_FC4 is installed on their system, they are still running kernel version kernel-a.b.c-1.d_FC4. This is a "special case" since the kernel is the only package that if updated won't get automatically used until a reboot.

The logic would effectively do an "rpm -q kernel", ascertain the latest version, and then compare that to "uname -r", or "/proc/version".

This would be of benefit to admins running servers and "normal" users alike with long-running desktop systems.

This request is related to bugzilla request 167393.

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Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2005-09-02 08:54:03 EDT
you can already do this in yum by using a yum-plugin.

Write the plugin however you'd like.

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