[SATLUG] Re: Yum considered harmful for compiling your own software?
scarolan at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 09:14:17 CDT 2007
> This is one of the most frustrating aspects of YUM, IMHO. We have a
> very good reason for wanting to stick with the 2.6.18-8 kernel, yet
> yum likes to download the latest version of kernel-headers and
> kernel-devel, which are completely useless to me. Is there some way
> to force yum to behave and actually install the supporting files for
> my current kernel???
I fixed this by disabling the "updates" repo in my yum.conf. The
package manager should at least be able to figure out that "yum
install kernel-headers" means to get the header files for my currently
running kernel, not the one I don't even have installed! Apt handles
this much better than yum, IMHO.
More information about the SATLUG