Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 507014
yum.conf default handling of installonlypkgs doesn't match kernel-PAE
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:10:14 EST
Description of problem:
"yum update" with F11 appears to try to preserve the "installonlypkgs" using the "installonly_limit=3" option. Looking at man yum.conf lists the default "installonlypkgs" as "kernel, kernel-smp, kernel-bigmem, kernel-enterprise, kernel-debug, kernel-unsupported".
However, kernel-PAE is now installed by default on some systems. As kernel-PAE isn't in this default "isntallonlypkgs" list, new versions are updated instead of installed.
I believe the fix would be to add this line to yum.conf:
installonlypkgs=kernel, kernel-smp, kernel-bigmem, kernel-enterprise, kernel-debug, kernel-unsupported, kernel-PAE
This will preserve the default yum.conf behavior, plus add kernel-PAE.
Install F11 on system that has kernel-PAE by deault, or install kernel-PAE from CD/DVD after install. Use yum update kernel*.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -i /path/to/F11-media/kernel-PAE*.rpm
2. yum update
3. rpm -q kernel-PAE
Only the newest kernel-PAE remains as it is updated, not installed.
Up to the 3 latest kernel-PAEs should be installed.
Ack, my apologies, as there has not been an F11 kernel update, and I misread my yum.log file thinking there should have been. I don't yet know if this will be a bug or not.