[CentOS] kmod-xfs and weak-updates

Tony Schreiner schreian at bc.edu
Fri Nov 14 02:14:21 UTC 2008


Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Tony Schreiner wrote:
>> My question is: kernel 2.6.18-92.1.13 is now the oldest one present 
>> on my system and will be removed next update. Do I need to worry 
>> about that? Will it take the remaining kmod-xfs with it?
>
> Only files directly owned by the kernel will get removed when the 
> kernel rpm is removed from your machine; which, as a policy holds true 
> for any rpm. This is one of the many reasons why packagers are 
> encouraged to list-and-own specific components and not complete 
> directory tree's when they setup the spec files.
>
My concern came from the fact that xfs.ko belongs to the kmod-xfs 
package and older versions kmod-xfs had a dependency on a kernel version 
and would be removed by yum when that kernel was removed. I guess that 
the latest kmod-xfs-0.4-2 does not; which I suppose I could have checked 
for myself in the first place.

Tony


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