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

On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 14:39:50 -0500, seth vidal <skvidal phy duke edu> wrote:
> make kernel-devel provide 'kernel' or 'kernel-modules' and it will
> happen automatically.

Well i certaintly can't comment on whether its appropriate for
kernel-devel to provide either of those.  This seems kernel-devel
package is the new and better solution to try to provide the headers.
So it doesnt actually provide a kernel.. and it doesnt actually
provide kernel-modules.  It does provide kernel-devel, which is
consistent with every other *-devel package in the distro :->

Providing 'kernel'  would definitely be inappropriate and misleading..
packages actually require 'kernel' so it means something significant
to provide 'kernel'
Providing 'kernel-modules' on the other hand... i don't think anything
requires 'kernel-modules' so it might be okay to make kernel-devel
provide that but i still seems to me like potential double-meaning to
what 'kernel-modules' means since kernel-devel doesnt actually include
a single kernel-module.

Maybe  Dave Jones can be poked into making a comment about this.


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