On Arch Linux, whenever a kernel upgrade is applied (via
pacman -Su), problems occur. For example,
iptables can no longer be used:
# iptables -L iptables v1.4.21: can't initialize iptables table `filter': Table does not exist (do you need to insmod?) Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.
VMWare can't find the kernel headers:
Now, I want to have kernel upgrades applied, but I'd like to defer them until I can (or want to) restart the system (remind anyone of Windows?). Otherwise, if my work is blocked on
iptables or VMWare or some other program, I have no choice but to restart and rebuild a session.
How can I do that? Ideally I'd like to continue using
pacman -Su, but have certain upgrades deferred.
I believe Is it normal that a restart is required to mount USB after a kernel upgrade? is caused by the same problem.