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Re: ALSA in a 2.6 world

On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 07:29:38PM -0700, Florin Andrei wrote:
> Long story made short, is there any mechanism provided by Fedora Core 2
> to allow users to painlessly upgrade to newer ALSA versions without
> having to ditch the kernel bundled with the distribution?

Same as for FC1, RH9, ...: External kernel modules. Which for FC2 will
override the existing ones in the kernel.

This does not apply to ALSA alone, at ATrpms autofs4, lm_sensors or
bttv modules [*] have been upgraded in the same manner as
well. For FC1 and higher modutils have even a special folder for
external kernel module upgrades under /lib/modules/`uname -r`/updates
for exactly that purpose.

[*] Note that current lm_sensors and v4l2 drivers require certain
    patch-only kernel extensions (i2c and v4l2-api), so the above is
    only half-true.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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