Today I did a yum upgrade to my kvm‘ized CentOS 7 test machine
(perhaps a bad day to do such a thing) and received new kernel vmlinuz-3.10.0-229.1.2.el7.x86_64, among many other things. When I rebooted, I was asked to confirm (or renew, or some such)
my license. My LICENSE ???
I was booting in text mode and the actions required were a) unfamiliar, and b) hard to understand.
As I recall, I had to read the EULA – a worrisomely Microsoftian demand – and accept it. Of course, the terms were pretty benign. Then I had to continue. I can’t remember the exact language. Of course, now when I reboot, all this cruft is gone.
Is this a cute April Fool joke?
If not, WTF is going on?