[CentOS] yum update question and kernel-smp-devel

James Pearson james-p at moving-picture.com
Thu Oct 25 12:07:57 UTC 2007

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> James Pearson wrote:
>>I have a local yum repository for CentOS4, and from time to time I add
>>new (custom) kernel RPMS.
>>However, when I run 'yum update' on an SMP box, yum 'installs' the new
>>kernel, kernel-devel and kernel-smp packages, but 'updates' the
>>kernel-smp-devel package.
>>i.e. I end up with multiple versions of the kernel, kernel-devel and
>>kernel-smp packages, but only the latest kernel-smp-devel
>>What do I need to do to get the kernel-smp-devel RPMS to 'install'
>>instead of 'update'?
> put this in your /etc/yum.conf file:
> installonlypkgs=kernel kernel-smp kernel-devel kernel-smp-devel
> kernel-largesmp kernel-largesmp-devel kernel-hugemem
> kernel-hugemem-devel kernel-xenU kernel-xenU-devel

Thanks - that works

James Pearson

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