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What's the best way to distribute Binary RPMs?



Hi,

Confused :-((  hence need some advice !!!!

Working on Red Hat 7.2 with RPM 4.0.3; building binary RPMs for my customer.
The target is x86 SMP and non-SMP.
The package that I am building contains driver modules that will go to
/lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/drivers ....
I suppose that RPM (atleast 4.0.3) does not allow selective installation of
files depending upon the platform. Hence I am building two separate RPMs...
one for SMP and one for non-SMP. Is selective installation supported (going
to be supported) in future versions?

Any way, what is the best way to distribute drivers for multiple platforms
.. in same .rpm or in separate .rpm files???
Should the approach be the same as the manner in which kernel binary RPMs
are built. for example kernel-2.4.7-10.i386.rpm and
kernl-smp-2.4.7-10.i386.rpm. How is it done usually?
Customer seems to prefer "two-in-one" RPM but conscience suggests separate
RPMs. ..... confused .... please advise !!!!

Thanks,
Bharavi.





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