"yum update" does not treat UEK kernels as installonlypkgs that installs new UEK kernel and removes old UEK kernel (Doc ID 1967427.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

With yum RPM version earlier than yum-3.2.22-33.0.1.el5/yum-3.2.29-7.0.1.el6, command "# yum update" installs new UEK kernel and removes old UEK kernel(even the old UEK is now the running kernel), regardless of "installonly_limit" setting in /etc/yum.conf.

Cause

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