[CentOS] yum remove <old kernel pkgs> -- wants to remove a ton of stuff

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Wed Jul 16 15:55:24 UTC 2008


I've got a Centos 4 box at work, where I noticed a pile of old kernels
lying around and no longer needed.

I did "rpm -qa | grep -y kernel > list" then edited the list to remove
from it the newer kernels, then "yum remove `cat list`". Yum has come
up with a list of 71 packages it wants to remove, even though there
were only 33 kernel-related RPMs in the list. this doesn't seem right
to me, as it is trying to remove a bunch of KDE files, net-snmp stuff,
freeradius, etc. I show the entire list below.

This certainly does NOT seem right to me. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Given that it wants to do this, I'm thinking I'd be better off to just do 
"rpm -e `cat list`" instead.

Fred
=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Removing:
 kernel                  i686       2.6.9-55.0.12.EL  installed          28 M
 kernel                  i686       2.6.9-55.0.2.EL  installed          28 M
 kernel                  i686       2.6.9-42.0.2.EL  installed          27 M
 kernel                  i686       2.6.9-42.0.8.EL  installed          27 M
 kernel                  i686       2.6.9-42.0.3.EL  installed          27 M
 kernel                  i686       2.6.9-55.EL      installed          28 M
 kernel                  i686       2.6.9-42.EL      installed          27 M
 kernel                  i686       2.6.9-42.0.10.EL  installed          27 M
 kernel                  i686       2.6.9-55.0.9.EL  installed          28 M
 kernel-devel            i686       2.6.9-55.0.12.EL  installed          12 M
 kernel-devel            i686       2.6.9-55.0.2.EL  installed          12 M
 kernel-devel            i686       2.6.9-42.0.2.EL  installed          11 M
 kernel-devel            i686       2.6.9-42.0.8.EL  installed          11 M
 kernel-devel            i686       2.6.9-42.EL      installed          11 M
 kernel-devel            i686       2.6.9-55.0.9.EL  installed          12 M
 kernel-devel            i686       2.6.9-42.0.10.EL  installed          11 M
 kernel-devel            i686       2.6.9-55.EL      installed          12 M
 kernel-devel            i686       2.6.9-42.0.3.EL  installed          11 M
 kernel-hugemem-devel    i686       2.6.9-55.EL      installed          12 M
 kernel-hugemem-devel    i686       2.6.9-55.0.9.EL  installed          12 M
 kernel-hugemem-devel    i686       2.6.9-55.0.2.EL  installed          12 M
 kernel-hugemem-devel    i686       2.6.9-55.0.12.EL  installed          12 M
 kernel-smp              i686       2.6.9-55.0.9.EL  installed          29 M
 kernel-smp              i686       2.6.9-55.0.2.EL  installed          29 M
 kernel-smp              i686       2.6.9-42.0.8.EL  installed          29 M
 kernel-smp              i686       2.6.9-42.0.10.EL  installed          29 M
 kernel-smp              i686       2.6.9-55.EL      installed          29 M
 kernel-smp              i686       2.6.9-55.0.12.EL  installed          29 M
 kernel-smp-devel        i686       2.6.9-55.0.2.EL  installed          12 M
 kernel-smp-devel        i686       2.6.9-55.0.12.EL  installed          12 M
 kernel-smp-devel        i686       2.6.9-55.0.9.EL  installed          12 M
 kernel-smp-devel        i686       2.6.9-55.EL      installed          12 M
 kernel-utils            i386       1:2.4-13.1.105   installed         1.6 M
Removing for dependencies:
 freeradius              i386       1.0.1-3.RHEL4.5  installed         3.8 M
 freeradius-mysql        i386       1.0.1-3.RHEL4.5  installed         6.2 k
 freeradius-postgresql   i386       1.0.1-3.RHEL4.5  installed         6.8 k
 freeradius-unixODBC     i386       1.0.1-3.RHEL4.5  installed         7.0 k
 hpoj                    i386       0.91-9           installed         799 k
 hpoj-devel              i386       0.91-9           installed          47 k
 kdeaddons               i386       3.3.1-2          installed         6.8 M
 kdeaddons-atlantikdesigner  i386       3.3.1-2          installed         171 k 
 kdeaddons-xmms          i386       3.3.1-2          installed         175 k
 kdeadmin                i386       7:3.3.1-2        installed         844 k
 kdeartwork              i386       3.3.1-2          installed         9.6 M
 kdeartwork-icons        i386       3.3.1-2          installed          11 M
 kdebase                 i386       6:3.3.1-7.el4.centos  installed          45 M
 kdebase-devel           i386       6:3.3.1-7.el4.centos  installed         224 k
 kdegames                i386       6:3.3.1-2        installed          15 M
 kdegames-devel          i386       6:3.3.1-2        installed         414 k
 kdegraphics             i386       7:3.3.1-9.el4_6  installed          11 M
 kdegraphics-devel       i386       7:3.3.1-9.el4_6  installed          61 k
 kdemultimedia           i386       6:3.3.1-2        installed          17 M
 kdemultimedia-devel     i386       6:3.3.1-2        installed         1.0 M
 kdenetwork              i386       7:3.3.1-2.3      installed          21 M
 kdenetwork-devel        i386       7:3.3.1-2.3      installed          35 k
 kdenetwork-nowlistening  i386       7:3.3.1-2.3      installed         118 k
 kdepim                  i386       6:3.3.1-2.2      installed          30 M
 kdepim-devel            i386       6:3.3.1-2.2      installed         1.3 M
 kdesdk                  i386       3.3.1-2          installed          14 M
 kdesdk-devel            i386       3.3.1-2          installed         140 k
 kdeutils                i386       6:3.3.1-2        installed         7.7 M
 kdeutils-devel          i386       6:3.3.1-2        installed          72 k
 kdevelop                i386       9:3.1.1-2        installed          37 M
 libsane-hpoj            i386       0.91-9           installed          61 k
 lm_sensors              i386       2.8.7-2.40.5     installed         1.5 M
 lm_sensors-devel        i386       2.8.7-2.40.5     installed         236 k
 net-snmp                i386       5.1.2-11.el4_6.11.3  installed         1.9 M 
 net-snmp-devel          i386       5.1.2-11.el4_6.11.3  installed         543 k 
 net-snmp-perl           i386       5.1.2-11.el4_6.11.3  installed         379 k 
 net-snmp-utils          i386       5.1.2-11.el4_6.11.3  installed         299 k 
 xojpanel                i386       0.91-9           installed          81 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      0 Package(s)
Update       0 Package(s)
Remove      71 Package(s)
Total download size: 0
Is this ok [y/N]:

-- 
---- Fred Smith -- fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us -----------------------------
    "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of
     heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
------------------------------ Matthew 7:21 (niv) -----------------------------
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