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

Mon Nov 21 12:05:31 UTC 2016
Gianluca Cecchi <gianluca.cecchi at gmail.com>

On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 12:49 PM, 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?
> Cheers
> Tony

If you have access to it see:

 Bug Fix Advisory - RHBA-2016:2748-1

Corresponding CentOS announcement here:

Verify that in your current kernel you don't incur in this bugzilla (I
think you are not using rlogin...):