How to Exclude Kernel Upgrade From Yum Update via ULN (Doc ID 1610475.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Kernel upgrade will update the keyword "default=x" in /boot/grub/grub.conf, which makes the system to load and run newly installed kernel by default from next system reboot.
Due to application certification and other restrictions in a production environment, it may be preferred to exclude kernel upgrade via yum update from ULN.

If yum update is run without any package specified, it will update al packages currently installed.

 

Solution

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