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YaST2 online update reinstalls old kernel in multiversion kernel enabled setups

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 1

Situation

On systems with multiversion kernel enabled settings in /etc/zypp/zypp.conf, YaST2 Online Update reinstalls kernel-default-base-2.6.32.59-0.7.1 each time.

Resolution

When configuring multiversion kernel set up, please do not use YaST2 Online Update to  patch the system but the zypper command instead as outlined in the documentation.  For details please see the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 System Analysis and Tuning Guide available at:

https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/singlehtml/book_sle_tuning/book_sle_tuning.html#cha.tuning.multikernel

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7011762
  • Creation Date:08-FEB-13
  • Modified Date:08-FEB-13
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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