[CentOS-devel] kernel-*-devel and yum updates for CentOS-4.x

Mon Oct 23 13:43:45 UTC 2006
Bogdan Costescu <Bogdan.Costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de>

On Mon, 23 Oct 2006, Phil Schaffner wrote:

> I think I agree, but smp is not explicitly addressed by the above.

Indeed and I wanted to point this out as well, but you were faster ;-)

> IMHO, the "right way" [TM] to do this would be to change the default 
> for "installonlypkgs=" in yum.

I'd also vote for this as it seems (to me, at least) to be the least 

> (Any need for multiple kernel-doc versions?)

Hey, you were faster here too... For the small security updates (like 
the 42.0.2 and 42.0.3 from your example) there is probably no point to 
have multiple kernel-doc packages. It might be worth doing it for 
versions with real differences where maybe new drivers or whole 
subsystems (f.e. InfiniBand) are added and hopefully also related 
documentation, but the problem of identifying these real differences 
is probably not the job of "yum" (and no, I don't have an idea whose 
job should be...)

Bogdan Costescu

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