[CentOS] C6: latest util-linux-ng dependency on kernel?

Mon Nov 21 11:49:50 UTC 2016
Tony Mountifield <tony at softins.co.uk>

I am just applying the latest C6 updates to a couple of KVM Linodes.
It appears that the latest update of util-linux-ng has added a new
dependency on the kernel package.

On these VMs, the kernel package is not normally installed, and the VM
runs a host-supplied kernel. But now, a "yum update" wants to install for
dependencies kernel, kernel-firmware and grubby, none of which should be
necessary in this environment.

I have allowed it on one Linode and rebooted it. All seems ok and it is
still running the host-supplied kernel, but it still grates that an
unused kernel should have been required to be installed.

Is this an error in util-linux-ng, or a real new requirement?

Tony Mountifield
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