Bug 253694 - Yum installonly is active when it should be disabled
Summary: Yum installonly is active when it should be disabled
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-08-21 10:44 UTC by Simon Andrews
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-08-21 12:04:56 UTC

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Description Simon Andrews 2007-08-21 10:44:09 UTC
Description of problem:
Yum will remove installed kernels even when the installonly options in yum.conf
are not set.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use default yum.conf with no installonly options specified
2. Run an update which contains a kernel
Actual results:
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
 kernel                  i686  updates-testing    16 M
 kernel-headers          i386  updates-testing   657 k
 kernel                  i686  installed          46 M

Transaction Summary

Note that the old kernel is scheduled for removal.

Expected results:
New kernel is installed, old kernel is kept.

Additional info:
The yum.conf man page says:

Number  of  packages  listed in installonlypkgs to keep installed at the same
time. Setting to 0 disables this feature. Default is ’0’.

My yum.conf doesn't contain an installonly_limit line an so should default to 0
which should disable the feature, ie all kernels should be kept.

Comment 1 Simon Andrews 2007-08-21 10:48:36 UTC
If I explicitly set installonly_limit=0 in /etc/yum.conf then I get the expected
behaviour (old kernels are not removed), so it looks like yum is just not
setting the documented default when no value is specified.

Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2007-08-21 12:04:56 UTC
Yes, it's a documentation error in the release for fedora. I added a patch to
the fedora release to enable instalonly_limit=2 by default. I neglected to add
the change to the docs. The docs change is in place now in cvs but it hasn't
been pushed to a live package.

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