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Re: Madwifi not working with latest kernel upgrade, broken dependency.



On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 10:02 -0400, Dan wrote:
> Gerry Tool wrote:
> > Yesterday I did a yum update on my laptop.  A new kernel, 2122, and many
> > other packages installed, but madwifi from livna would not install due
> > to a dependency on madwifi-kmod-common.  The new kernel and the
> > installed madwifi do not work together.  I can get madwifi to work if I
> > boot to the previous kernel 2096.
> >
> > The missing dependency for madwifi and kmod-madwifi is
> > madwifi-kmod-common = 0.0.0.20060317 is not available.
> >
> > Anyone know how to fix this?  Thanks.
> >
> > Gerry
> >
> >
> >   
> I would suspect this is because madwifi-kmod-common currently does not 
> exist in livna. Probably a mistake by livna, either adding this 
> dependency or forgetting to upload madwifi-kmod-common with the update.
> The old kernel's kmod-madwifi is designed for the old kernel, and won't 
> work with any other kernel. So you need the new one for a new kernel; 
> the same madwifi should work for both (as long as both kmod-madwifis 
> will work with the same version). Yum does not currently handle these 
> kmods correctly (e.g. it updates it so that the one for the old kernel 
> isn't there anymore, when it should be retained); you can try 
> yum-fedorakmod in Extras, the attempt at correcting this.
> -Dan
> 
Thanks, Dan.

I installed yum-fedorakmod as you suggested, then reported the bug to
livna, who said there was a package bug earlier.

Per their advice, I uninstalled the madwifi, kmod-madwifi packages and
used yum to install new ones which do now work with the latest kernel.

Gerry



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