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How to keep a specific older kernel after yum update ?

asked 2012-05-03 08:47:08 -0500

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updated 2012-05-03 13:44:34 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

After updating via yum/packagekit , yum removes older kernel and keeps latest 3 kernel versions. But I want a specific(which I like) kernel version to be retained by yum. Also I want yum to skip kernel updates. Is it possible to configure yum in above stated manner?

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answered 2012-05-03 10:18:06 -0500

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updated 2012-05-04 06:51:52 -0500

Use the


directive inside the /etc/yum.conf file. Replace N with the number of versions you would like to keep. By default it is equal to 3 (Fedora 16). If you set it to zero then you will disable this feature.

Then if you want to exclude only kernel update put the following directive always in /etc/yum.conf file

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Please note that preventing the kernel from being updated may result in bugs, some of which may be important security issues.

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