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Re: Fedora Core 3 Update: kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3

On Fri, 2005-07-15 at 16:27 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 02:34:02PM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
>  > On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 01:21:00PM -0400, davej redhat com wrote:
>  > > 91345d13cac519cfaaa556f30786ac01  i386/kernel-devel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3.i586.rpm
>  > 
>  > Dave -- I notice this switches to having kernel-devel subpackages a la FC4
>  > and RHEL4. While that's certainly good in general, this "mid-release" switch
>  > threw me for a little loop. There's no mention in the changelog -- was this
>  > switch intentional, and is it going to stay?
> So, I've been pondering this for an hour or so. As I mentioned in my
> other mail, it was unintentional, but how much would people scream
> at me if things stayed this way for FC3 ?
> It's a bit of work to put it back the way it was in earlier FC3 kernels,
> but it does mean pushing out yet another update to fix it.
> Given people will have to adapt to the change for FC4 anyway, is it
> going to cause huge amounts of pain to make the switch now ?
> Opinions?

I suspect there will be quite a lot of HOWTOs out there that say things

* For FC1, you build module XYZ by installing the kernel-source rpm and

* For FC2, FC3, you don't need the kernel-source so just build XYZ by

* For FC4 you must install the kernel-devel rpm and then...

So having kernel-devel in FC3 updates will upset people writing those
HOWTOs, and possibly packagers of kernel modules, whose FC3 build
requirements just got more complicated.

Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>

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