Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 868802
PackageKit wants to reboot when a new kernel is installed even when the running is newer than the one installed, and sets it as a default kernel
Last modified: 2017-01-09 10:41:32 EST
Description of problem:
PackagetKit thinks an upgraded kernel is always better than the running one.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install an upstream 3.5.x kernel and wait while an upgraded 2.6.32.x kernel appears.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download an upstream kernel.
2. run make *configure;make install
3. make the new kernel default
4. wait for a regular kernel upgrade and see your default overridden.
The assumed to be nevest kernel is set as default kernel.
The upstream kernel should remain as default.
I have reason to run an upstream kernel as the current one panics on bluetooth activity in average once a day. I think PackageKit should keep my preferences even it is unusual.
It may be related to kernel postinstall scripts of course, not necessarily the PackageKit is responsible, but definitely it manifests on PackageKit activity.
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