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



On Sat, 2005-01-22 at 14:39 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-01-22 at 14:22 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > Whatever is decided you probably want to have up2date default to the
> > same behavior for consistency.
> > 
> 
> make kernel-devel provide 'kernel' or 'kernel-modules' and it will
> happen automatically.

Out of curiosity, isn't having to have each package manager front-end
special case the kernel kinda grotesque?  Should maybe packages that can
be and prefer to be parallel installed over updated have an RPM header
that states this, so that any package renames or new packages that need
this behavior will just work?

One place it would be useful, for example, would be driver package for
out-of-tree drivers (yes, GPL ones, too).


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