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Re: kernel-devel: should yum install, not update?



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Dave Jones wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 03:22:53PM -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> 
>  > Providing 'kernel-modules' on the other hand... i don't think anything
>  > requires 'kernel-modules' so it might be okay to make kernel-devel
>  > provide that but i still seems to me like potential double-meaning to
>  > what 'kernel-modules' means since kernel-devel doesnt actually include
>  > a single kernel-module.
>  > 
>  > Maybe  Dave Jones can be poked into making a comment about this.
> 
> Adding either of the provides seems like a rather ugly hack.
> up2date already has the smarts to installonly the -devel package,
> so I'm of the opinion yum should be fixed to do the right thing too.
> Jeremy is rebuilding yum as I type for tomorrows rawhide to
> take care of this issue.

Yes but the real question is "Where does this information belong?" I
dont think that these things should be managed ad-hoc by each competing
package manager but instead internalized into the packages themselves
somehow for scalabiltiy and adaptability purposes.

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