Bug 495091 - can't seem to configure number of old kernels to keep (or isn't documented)
can't seem to configure number of old kernels to keep (or isn't documented)
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
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Reported: 2009-04-09 13:58 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:08 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-09 14:03:42 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2009-04-09 13:58:25 EDT
man yum.conf should document how to keep more than ? old kernels
Comment 1 James Antill 2009-04-09 14:03:42 EDT
man yum.conf ...

       installonly_limit
              Number of packages listed in installonlypkgs to  keep  installed
              at the same time. Setting to 0 disables this feature. Default is
              3.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2009-04-09 14:15:36 EDT
Any chance you can add the word kernel there so that we can search for it?
e.g.

       installonly_limit
              Number of packages listed in installonlypkgs to  keep  installed
              at the same time. Setting to 0 disables this feature. Default is
              3. Often used to limit number of installed kernels.
Comment 3 James Antill 2009-04-09 16:12:21 EDT
 Just above that we have:

       installonlypkgs
              List  of  packages  that  should  only  ever be installed, never
              updated. Kernels in particular fall into this category. Defaults
              to kernel, kernel-smp, kernel-bigmem, kernel-enterprise, kernel-
              debug, kernel-unsupported.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2009-04-09 17:03:56 EDT
I don't want to be rude here, but I think we're overthinking it.

If I want to find a config option that has disappeared, I will search for it in the man page and the config file. yum.conf makes no mention of it. I searched in the man page and found installonlypkgs, but I know this is not what I wanted. A helpful message on intstallonly_limit would make it findable.

Your man page, just my suggestion.

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