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YaST2 online update reinstalls old kernel in multiversion kernel enabled setups

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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


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


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:



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  • Document ID:7011762
  • Creation Date: 08-Feb-2013
  • Modified Date:04-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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