Bug 989088 - installonly_limit defaults to 3, not 0
installonly_limit defaults to 3, not 0
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: packaging-team-maint
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Reported: 2013-07-27 09:10 EDT by Steve Tyler
Modified: 2013-08-04 16:57 EDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: yum-3.4.3-104.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-08-04 16:57:08 EDT
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/etc/yum.conf (814 bytes, text/plain)
2013-07-27 09:10 EDT, Steve Tyler
no flags Details
yum update session showing kernel being removed (37.01 KB, text/plain)
2013-07-27 09:21 EDT, Steve Tyler
no flags Details

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Description Steve Tyler 2013-07-27 09:10:26 EDT
Created attachment 779083 [details]

Description of problem:
The yum.conf man page says installonly_limit defaults to 0, but a kernel update shows that it defaults to 3.

$ grep installonly_limit /etc/yum.conf 

$ rpm -q kernel

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

How reproducible:
Presumably always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Comment out installonly_limit in yum.conf:
$ grep installonly_limit /etc/yum.conf 

1. Install 3 kernels.
2. Update with a fourth kernel.

Actual results:
Oldest kernel is removed.

Expected results:
Oldest kernel is not removed,
The yum.conf man pages says installonly_limit defaults to 3.

Additional info:
$ sudo yum plugins
Loaded plugins: changelog, langpacks
No such command: plugins. Please use /bin/yum --help
Comment 1 Steve Tyler 2013-07-27 09:13:12 EDT
Snippet from yum.conf man page:

$ 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 '0'.
Comment 2 Steve Tyler 2013-07-27 09:21:28 EDT
Created attachment 779086 [details]
yum update session showing kernel being removed

 kernel                          x86_64   3.9.8-300.fc19       @updates   124 M
 kernel-modules-extra            x86_64   3.9.8-300.fc19       @updates   8.3 M
Comment 3 Steve Tyler 2013-07-27 09:27:43 EDT
$ rpm -V yum
S.5....T.  c /etc/yum.conf
Comment 4 Steve Tyler 2013-07-27 09:46:08 EDT
$ sudo grep kernel-3 /var/log/yum.log 
Jun 29 23:08:52 Installed: kernel-3.9.6-301.fc19.x86_64
Jul 01 06:39:14 Installed: kernel-3.9.8-300.fc19.x86_64
Jul 01 06:49:44 Erased: kernel-3.9.8-300.fc19.x86_64
Jul 01 06:52:01 Installed: kernel-3.9.8-300.fc19.x86_64
Jul 06 10:00:29 Installed: kernel-3.9.9-301.fc19.x86_64
Jul 14 21:53:11 Installed: kernel-3.9.9-302.fc19.x86_64
Jul 27 05:33:01 Installed: kernel-3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64
Comment 5 Zdeněk Pavlas 2013-07-29 04:02:41 EDT
Seems to be a packaging error.. yum-distro-configs.patch (that sets the default to 3) is used, but installonlyn-enable.patch that updates documentation accordingly is not.  Will fix in next release.
Comment 6 Steve Tyler 2013-07-29 11:42:19 EDT
yum-distro-configs: update installonly_limit default in yum.conf.5
Comment 7 Steve Tyler 2013-08-04 16:57:08 EDT
Verified fixed with yum-3.4.3-104.fc19.noarch.

$ man yum.conf | grep installonly_limit
              installonly_limit Number of packages listed in installonlypkgs to keep installed at the same time. Setting to 0 disables this feature. Default is '3'. Note that this functionality used to  be
$ rpm -q yum

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