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

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 16:05:29 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 9:55 AM, fred smith
<fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
> 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.

would need to see list to know whats causing the problem... without
that we are shooting in the wind.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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