[CentOS] Is installonly option needed?
Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Fri Jul 27 18:39:47 UTC 2007
Brent L. Bates wrote:
> I made the mistake of updating a kernel once instead of
> installing it. If one upgrades a kernel and there is a problem, one
> can't easily go back to the old one. If one installs a new one, then
> one can quickly and easily go back to the old one as you have BOTH
> kernels available. A quick reboot and one can select the working
> kernel. I always install kernels now instead of updating them.
I understand the need to install rather than update kernels. Yum does
this automatically for kernel, kernel-smp, kernel-bigmem,
kernel-enterprise, kernel-debug, and kernel-unsupported.
Wait...I had the files backwards. The NEW version of the yum.conf has
the installonly line I was wondering about. I thought it was something
that I might have done previously, but apparently it's a new default
setting in the yum package. In that case, I'll just use the new one.
Sorry for the confusion.
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