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Re: add a special Provides: to all login manager packages



On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 06:38 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Colin Walters wrote:
> > I forgot to point out in an earlier message that there is precedent
> > for setting up barriers for low-level software, namely the Fedora 3rd
> > party kernel driver policy:
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelDriverPolicy
> 
> I actually still don't see why we're banning separate kernel module packages
> even if they're under a GPLv2-compatible license. Useful stuff like kqemu
> with no license or patent issues is being forced into RPM Fusion purely
> because of the combination of the above policy and the ban on
> separately-packaged kernel modules. This also causes problems with getting
> the modules out at the same time as the new kernel which would just not
> happen if they were in Fedora and got pushed out with new kernels in
> grouped updates. The #1 rationale for banning kernel modules entirely
> was "FESCo was rejecting most requests anyway, so it won't change much",
> but the option of changing that fact, or even getting rid of the FESCo
> approval requirement entirely, never even got considered.

I think they're banned b/c a kernel module package means we're not doing
the proper job of getting the module in upstream.

-sv



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