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Old 5th April 2012, 10:26 AM
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Stop Updates of Kernel

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I want to know how to freeze updates at a specific kernel number and build (say 3.2.10-3.fc16.x86_64). Short of removing 'yum' how can I do this?
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Old 5th April 2012, 10:34 AM
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Re: Stop Updates of Kernel

One method would be to add a line in /etc/yum.conf
Code:
exclude=kernel*
This wiil prevent future kernel updates making the latest installed kernel the last one you get. This is probably not the *best* method but it will work.
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Old 5th April 2012, 06:44 PM
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Re: Stop Updates of Kernel

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One method would be to add a line in /etc/yum.conf
Code:
exclude=kernel*
This wiil prevent future kernel updates making the latest installed kernel the last one you get. This is probably not the *best* method but it will work.
Hi glennzo
I need to freeze an install at a level that is stable for my needs. Even though I have set Software Update Prefs to Check for updates (never) and Automaitically Install (nothing), the updates are still, somehow, being done.
The approach you suggest should overcome this for me. Where does the Software Update Preferences put its code. Obviously for me it does not work.
Thank you so much for your help...
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Old 12th April 2012, 08:27 PM
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Re: Stop Updates of Kernel

Quote:
Originally Posted by glennzo View Post
One method would be to add a line in /etc/yum.conf
Code:
exclude=kernel*
This wiil prevent future kernel updates making the latest installed kernel the last one you get. This is probably not the *best* method but it will work.
Hi glennzo
Is there a setting to exclude all updates, including kernel?
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Old 12th April 2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: Stop Updates of Kernel

It's fairly easy to turn off updates, and somewhat more difficult to turn off security updates, for reasons that should be self-evident. These updates that are still occurring are probably of the latter variety.

I'm running F17 and Gnome 3.4, and have also disabled all automatic updating. The security option is in a dconf key. You'll need dconf editor installed. If you have something else, KDE, XFCE or what-not, then I'm afraid I cannot help you.
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