[CentOS] kmod removal

Sat May 29 16:19:03 UTC 2021
Emmett Culley <lst_manage at webengineer.com>

On 5/29/21 8:06 AM, Phil Perry wrote:
> On 29/05/2021 15:52, Emmett Culley via CentOS wrote:
>> Sometime ago I thought I needed kmod-wl to support a new wireless card. Turns out I didn't need to do that. Now I'd like to remove kmod entirely.  But when I try I get this:
>> [root at ws1 etc]# dnf remove kmod
>> Error:
>> Problem: The operation would result in removing the following protected packages: systemd-udev
>> (try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages)
>> I am sure I don't want to remove systemd-udev, so I am a loss.
>> I did disable akmods:
>> systemctl disable akmods
>> But I still see that kmod-wl is built each time the kernal is updated.
>> Any suggestions where I can find out how to remove kmod.
>> Note that searching the internet only brings me info on removing kmod-nvidia, and mostly on ubuntu, and they are no help because mostly what they discuss is how get back to neuveau.
>> Even docs I've found that discuss how to install kmod on CentOS say nothing about removal.
>> Emmett
> Try:
> dnf remove kmod-wl
> which should do it for you.
> the 'kmod' package is the package that provides the underlying kmod architecture. The kmod package providing the individual driver is (probably) called kmod-wl.
> Hope that helps.
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I tried that before:

[root at ws1 etc]# dnf remove kmod-wl
No match for argument: kmod-wl
No packages marked for removal.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.

Seem there is no such package.  I believe because it get built newly each time a new kernel is installed.