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Re: DKMS into Fedora Extras



>Has anyone had problems with architecture matching between external
>kernel module packages and the main kernel package?
>
>I did (in Planet CCRMA), albeit a long time ago, and maybe as a result
>of old versions of apt not doing the right thing. 
>
>But it was possible to install a kernel package of, let's say,
>architecture i586, on top of a i686 kernel. Obviously that does not
>work. There are no dependencies at the rpm level to keep that from
>happening. To prevent that from happening again I have both a provides
>(in the kernel package) and matching requires (in the kernel-module-*
>packages) so that it is impossible, from the point of view of rpm, to
>mismatch architectures.
>
>Could someone please add this, if deemed appropriate, to the list of
>requirements when packaging kernel modules?

Yum will happily install an i586 kernel-module with an i686 kernel if
there is no i686 kernel-module package available. There's no dependent
arch relationship b/c kernels and kernel modules.

-sv



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