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Re: Stand-alone kernel module packages now in rawhide.. the dawn of a new era



On Sat, 2005-01-08 at 10:49 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 13:07:42 +0100, Arjan van de Ven <arjanv redhat com> wrote:
> > I do wonder though why they aren't just patched into the regular kernel
> > rpm... Would make a lot more sense for something provided in the core
> > distro....
> 
> I disagree.  I think having at least one stand alone kernel-module
> package in Core that serves as an example of how to package
> stand-alone modules serves a significant purpose.

I don't see why Extras can't do this

> I also find the idea of putting every non-standard module for Core
> that is not in the upstream kernel inside the kernel package contrary
> to the 'upstream upstream upstream' mantra fedora project seems to
> project.  I can understand patching in functionality that has to be
> patched in because it can't be modularized. But for downstream module
> additions inside Core, why shouldn't they be packaged as standalone? 

Because it's a major logistical pain when doing an security erratum,
especially when it's an urgent one.

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