[CentOS] centosplus kernel not up to date ?

Sun Apr 17 01:08:23 UTC 2011
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:37:24 -0400 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> >>> Because they survive kernel updates transparently and you can run the
> >>> distro kernel, there will be no "waiting" for each kernel update.
> >> That is indeed what I need, I use ieee1394, raw1394 and sbp2 to access
> >> my 2tb firewire external drive that is used for backup rotation.
> >>
> >> I will try that on monday.
> >
> > Yum shouldn't have deleted your running kernel in the update.  It should 
> > just be
> > a matter of changing the default to boot in the grub config if you want to 
> > run
> > the old one a while longer.
> No, it didn't, but on reboot, it booted the non-centosplus kernel, the one 
> that was more upto date...

If you enable the kernel from the CentOSPlus repo, you should *disable*
kernel updates from the standard repo, otherwise yum will get updates
from *both* places.  By disabling the kernel packages from being updated
from the standard repos (os and updates), yum won't update to a non
CentOSPlus kernel -- if the CentOSPlus has not been pushed to the
CentOSPlus repo, you just won't get a new kernel at all.  (Eventually
when the CentOSPlus does get pushed, yum will pick it up.)

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