[mythtv-users] Updating mythtv with atrpms without updatingkernel and kmdls

Al al210 at hamster.foxhollow.ca
Tue May 8 02:25:26 UTC 2007

I put this in yum.conf:

exclude=kernel* ivtv* nvidia* lirc*

When I wish to update the kernel and kmdls, I comment it out.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Chris Isip
To: Discussion about mythtv
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Updating mythtv with atrpms without 
updatingkernel and kmdls

I used this the last time I upgraded with atrpms.  It queries your installed 
myth rpms and passes them on to yum.  Can't guarantee it will work.  Test it 

rpm -qa | grep myth | tr -d "0-9." | sed 's/--.*$//g'| xargs 
yum -y --disablerepo=livna upgrade

On 5/7/07, Michael Rice <mikerice1969 at hotmail.com> wrote:
Sorry if this has been covered before but I've been reading this list and
upgrading and such for over a year and haven't quite figured it out yet.

Once I have all the hardware working (after upgrading or after setting up a
new box) I want to leave it alone... so I don't don't want to update kernels
or kernel modules.  But occasionally I'd like to update mythtv to get fixes
from the fixes branch.  In fact I wouldn't mind updating any user space
software.  But "yum update" seems to want to upgrade everything.

I've seen messages indicating partial updates with atrpms is bad so yum
update \*myth*\ would not be wise.

What is the best way to do what I want without messing up dependencies?
Just do "yum update" and somehow remove the new kernel?  Or maybe something
like yum update --exclude=<kernel>?  What's the best known method for this?


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