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Re: DKMS into Fedora Extras



Am Montag, den 21.02.2005, 10:29 -0600 schrieb Tom 'spot' Callaway:
> On Mon, 2005-02-21 at 07:07 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 
> >A (small?) init-script could do this. This could also try first to
> >download the module from the web if it available -- this way you also
> >don't need to have special kernel-module-* magic in yum.
> >
> >I'll sit down the next days and code something up to show you. AFAICS it
> >should not be to hard (but maybe I'm wrong)...
> 
> This is one of the problems that we need to solve, so I'm very
> interested in seeing your approach.
> 
> However, I think it is important that whatever solution we adopt "just
> works" with yum,

That should be possible.

>  and without requiring the user to have a development
> toolchain installed.

? I don't understand you here. What do you mean by toolchain -- GCC,
make, kernel-devel are needed of course -- but they are also needed by
DKMS afaics. 

But the solution I dream of is a two way solution -- make the kernel-
module build automatically if everything needed to do it is installed.
If not use the old kernel until all kernel-modules are ready and/or
download them with yum (what about apt?) automatically if available. 
-- 
Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info>


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