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Re: [Fedora-packaging] kernel-module-proposal 2 and yum: some tests



Am Donnerstag, den 29.09.2005, 18:57 +0200 schrieb Ralf Corsepius:
> On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 11:36 -0400, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 16:58 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 
> > > 
> > > Seems yum prefers to install the kernel-module for the smp kernel and
> > > therefor also installs that kernel even when a UP-Kernel is installed
> > > already. Not very nice :-( 
> > 
> > But not surprising. The SMP module has a higher version and so yum will
> > prefer it over the "older" one. This is one of the reasons for putting
> > the kernel version in %name instead.
> What I have never understood about this: Why aren't kernel-smp modules
> names chosen after the corresponding kernel?
> 
> I.e. 
> UP: kernel-<version> => kernel-module-XXX-<version>
> SMP: kernel-smp-<version> => kernel-smp-module-XXX-<version>
> 
> IMO, then such a conflict as described above would not happen,
> because "kernel-smp-module"  would require "kernel-smp" and
> "kernel-module" would require "kernel" 

That could be done but doesn't help here cause ndiswrapper needs to
depend on kernel{,-smp}-module-ndiswrapper. Yum would still not know if
it shall install the kernel-module for up or for smp.
-- 
Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info>


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