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Re: DKMS into Fedora Extras



Am Montag, den 21.02.2005, 14:05 -0500 schrieb seth vidal:
> On Mon, 2005-02-21 at 19:57 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > Am Montag, den 21.02.2005, 20:47 +0200 schrieb Ville Skyttä:
> > > Let's say we have kernel-V-R installed, and kernel-module-foo built
> > > for
> > > that installed.  Now, we get an update for the module package only;
> > > the
> > > kernel does not change.  Obviously, the already installed module
> > > package
> > > and the new one conflict.  What happens when one does "yum update"?
> > 
> > It fails:
> > 
> > https://devel.linux.duke.edu/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=394
> 
> I'm not sure what the other modes should be.
> 
> we might be able to do something like:
> if two kernel modules have the same name but different versions then
> it's an update.
> 
> that would require:
>  - kernel-version-in-module-package-name
>  - provides: kernel-module in the header
>  - consistent use.
> 
> if that's do-able I should be able to write that code w/o it being too
> excruciating.

Of course we should solve this problem somehow. But IMHO we first should
discuss how kernel-module are packaged in extras. It seems some people
don't like the kernel-version-in-module-package-name scheme. 

Maybe you, Panu, Ville, Spot, Anvil, me and maybe other should discuss
this somewhere (lists, IRC,...) and come to an agreement before we fix
yum.
-- 
Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info>


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