Re: yum dumb? Re-installes rpms you specifically remove

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On 7/2/06, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My Dell laptop hates the new kernel-2.6.17, so I remove it with yum
remove kernel-2.6....


Then I go about my business and find that the yum cron job has run and
re-downloaded and re-installed that kernel.  Goddam.

What else would you expect ?

Then I can put exclude=kernel-2.6.17* in /etc/yum.conf, but the
problem just starts there.  When yum runs, it finds updates for kernel
modules on atrpms (for ipw3945 wireless) and livna (video card), and
yum then fails because it cannot install those modules because it
cannot install the new kernel.  So I have to go back into
/etc/yum.conf and exclude some specific versions of those modules.

That's exactly what it should do. You should just exclude al kernel
related packages, or let yum be and use grub to boot to the kernel
that works for you,

What a hassle.

Seems to me that if a person manually removes something in yum, the
system should respect that.

That would require special rules, and I would not consider such rules
to be intuitive.


Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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