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    hi, id like to avoid using the new release kernel on TW. How would i prevent the kernel from being updated, and would this cause problems? (is it a good idea)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndc33 View Post
    hi, id like to avoid using the new release kernel on TW. How would i prevent the kernel from being updated, and would this cause problems? (is it a good idea)

    You can easily do this by locking the kernel version in Yast -> Software Management. It's not a bad idea I think except that you won't have the latest kernel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndc33 View Post
    hi, id like to avoid using the new release kernel on TW. How would i prevent the kernel from being updated, and would this cause problems? (is it a good idea)
    It's not a good idea. You would miss security fixes.
    What's the reasoning re. wanting this ?
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    Default Re: prevent kernel update on zypper dup

    so have already tried
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    sudo zypper al kernel-default

    but
    kernel-default-base kernel-default-devel-4.15.0-1.4 kernel-devel-4.15.0-1.4
    are all still set for update. does this matter? should i instead lock kernel-*?

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    Just do it from yast easier to deal with and see what you do

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    Default Re: prevent kernel update on zypper dup

    but how does this solve the question of if i need to block kernel-default-base etc? why would using yast be easier than applying locks?

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    You can lock from yast the GUI makes it easier to see and understand what you are doing and the results. Yes can also be done from zypper but that's a lot more typing LOL

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    Default Re: prevent kernel update on zypper dup

    im not sure what you mean by using yast - i see no relevant guidance inside yast - i would still have to select which to lock - kernel-default is already locked but there are 3 other kernel files. Guess ill just lock all of them unless someone comes up with better suggestion.

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    Default Re: prevent kernel update on zypper dup

    > What's the reasoning re. wanting this ?
    sorry missed this message - i am under the assumption that the new kernels are more unstable - i.e. new features?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndc33 View Post
    > What's the reasoning re. wanting this ?
    sorry missed this message - i am under the assumption that the new kernels are more unstable - i.e. new features?
    There is no such thing as 'more unstable'. openSUSE releases and updates are openqa tested and must pass these tests before release. FWIW I've been running TW since it exists and have never met 'unstable' kernels.
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