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Re: future kernel module rpm situation (was: kernel-source vs. kernel-sourcecode (please revert))



On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 02:05:49PM +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> 
> > > for some value of work. I can guarantee you that this will break within the
> > > next half year or so.
> > 
> > Can you explain that?
> 
> 
> Not using the headers that *exactly match* the kernel binary is broken.
> Rebuilding a lot of stuff from /usr/src/<anything> is not going to
> guarantee that it's an EXACT match.
> 
> > choice please don't break it. You would be removing appreciated added
> > value and would piss off all kernel-level ISVs and repos including
> > fedora.us.
> 
> It's broken infrastructure and is using implementation details instead
> of properly provided infrastructure. Those implementation details are
> subject to change. I mean that. Let me repeat it one more time:
> 
> If you don't use the headers that come with the kernel binary, things
> will break, now or in the future. 

What headers? RedHat and Fedora don't ship any kernel headers in kernels
2.4.x. And the only files under /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ are object files,
the modules.

> The fact that you could get away with it in the past does not mean that
> it will remain working in the future.

Maybe there was no other way in the past?

Regards,
Luciano Rocha

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