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

Wed Nov 23 04:30:00 UTC 2016
SternData <subscribed-lists at sterndata.com>

How do I work around this?  I can't get a yum update to work. My kernel
is 4.8.6-x86_64-linode78

-- Steve

On 11/21/2016 07:05 AM, Tony Mountifield wrote:
> In article <CAG2kNCyjsQZ2qW_8BBLp8BH_20=JgxoEYpn9BSwZhXg7_rHBbg at mail.gmail.com>,
> Gianluca Cecchi <gianluca.cecchi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 12:49 PM, Tony Mountifield <tony at softins.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>>> 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:
>> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2016-November/022148.html
> Ah, ok. Looks like it will have to be an annoyance then.
>> Verify that in your current kernel you don't incur in this bugzilla (I
>> think you are not using rlogin...):
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1335670
> Nope, only ever ssh!
> The linodes are currently running kernel 4.8.3
> Tony