Bug 1774670 - dnf remove --oldinstallonly does not remove old kernels
Summary: dnf remove --oldinstallonly does not remove old kernels
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libdnf
Version: 8.2
Hardware: All
OS: All
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Jaroslav Mracek
QA Contact: Eva Mrakova
: 1774666 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-11-20 16:40 UTC by jcastran
Modified: 2020-04-28 16:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: dnf-4.2.17-4.el8
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Last Closed: 2020-04-28 16:49:06 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2020:1823 None None None 2020-04-28 16:49:17 UTC

Description jcastran 2019-11-20 16:40:36 UTC
Description of problem:
dnf remove --oldinstallonly does not remove old kernels

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install multiple kernels
2. # dnf remove --oldinstallonly

Actual results:
Error: No old installonly packages found for removal.

Expected results:
dnf should remove the oldest "installonly" pkgs and leave only the latest

Additional info:
# man dnf

       dnf [options] remove --oldinstallonly
              Removes old installonly packages, keeping only installonly_limit latest versions.

I can see there are installonly packages here:

# dnf repoquery --installonly
Updating Subscription Management repositories.

According to yum2dnf, this is supposed to replace package-cleanup --oldkernels so I would expect it to remove old kernels.

# man yum2dnf

   Detailed table for package-cleanup replacement:

    │package-cleanup --dupes      │ dnf repoquery --duplicates  │
    │package-cleanup --leaves     │ dnf repoquery --unneeded    │
    │package-cleanup --orphans    │ dnf repoquery --extras      │
    │package-cleanup --oldkernels │ dnf repoquery --installonly │
    │package-cleanup --problems   │ dnf repoquery --unsatisfied │
    │package-cleanup --cleandupes │ dnf remove --duplicates     │
    │package-cleanup --oldkernels │ dnf remove --oldinstallonly │

Comment 1 Jaroslav Mracek 2019-11-22 17:31:09 UTC
I created a patch https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/1540 that restore the original functionality. Also the patch will not remove the running kernel.

Comment 2 Jaroslav Mracek 2019-12-02 13:06:16 UTC
Do you require anything else from devel-team (dnf with applied patch or anything else?)

Comment 3 jcastran 2019-12-02 14:17:47 UTC
*** Bug 1774666 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 jcastran 2019-12-02 16:50:36 UTC
Can we include this in a RHEL release as well for customers?

Comment 11 Vratislav Hutsky 2020-01-08 09:02:01 UTC
Restoring previous qa_ack+ as agreed earlier.

Comment 18 errata-xmlrpc 2020-04-28 16:49:06 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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