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Final kernel version for Fedora 19

asked 2014-01-03 08:05:02 -0500

Soumya Kanti gravatar image

updated 2014-02-15 20:45:32 -0500

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Hello all,

I have been using Fedora 19 to develop some kernel modules. In last couple of months the kernel has been upgraded few times - now the stable version (available via yum update kernel) is 3.12.6 (admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/kernel). Frequent changes of kernel sometimes require me to update all systems (particularly when adding new systems). I am wondering if there is a plan to freeze updating kernel of Fedora 19.

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You might want to look into shipping packaged modules. There are akmods in rpmfusion that would make a good example to follow.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-01-03 10:54:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-03 09:07:47 -0500

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While most(or many) packages are not updated to the latest possible upstream versions possible, kernel is one of the exceptions. Latest kernels will always be available for installation. See here - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy#kernel_package

As for your problem - Since it is possible to have more than one kernel installed at the same time (default is 3), you can choose to use a particular version that you like. The number of installed kernels may be increased by changing the value of installonly_limit in /etc/yum.conf.

Hope this helps. Cheers.

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Thanks. Does this mean that kernel will continue to be upgraded till the version of the Fedora becomes EOL?

Soumya Kanti gravatar imageSoumya Kanti ( 2014-01-04 01:31:52 -0500 )edit

Yup! That's correct.

nonamedotc gravatar imagenonamedotc ( 2014-01-04 13:00:44 -0500 )edit

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