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Re: Kernel Modules in Fedora -x

On Tue, 7 Aug 2007 13:53:22 -0800
"Jeff Spaleta" <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:

> On 8/3/07, Josh Boyer <jwboyer jdub homelinux org> wrote:
> > By source RPMs I didn't mean .src.rpm.  I meant the payload that is
> > installed from dkms-foo-mod is the source of the module that you
> > want DKMS to build.  I think we're saying the same thing.
> > And I am more and more starting to think this might be a _good_
> > idea. Users that want modules we aren't willing to carry upstream
> > can install the dkms "payload" (as you described it) for the
> > module, build and install.
> We might also want to think about enabling optional magic in something
> like /sbin/new-kernel-pkg for systems with dkms configured to attempt
> dkms payload rebuilds on new kernel installs.
> If we do not even attempt to provide the binary module against a
> kernel, we avoid the never-ending game of catch-up that we have to
> play in the build system with traditional kmod packages when a new
> kernel is pushed. And I think it sends a clear message that these
> things are more experimental in nature.
> >
> > Some might think this is too technical a hurdle for users to clear,
> > but I think it might be worth examining.  Care to draft a proposal
> > for FESCo?  We could evaluate it at the same time we do dwmw2/f13's.
> I should be able to draft a proposal.  When's the next meeting?



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