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Re: Attention kernel module project packagers!



On Tue, 2006-08-15 at 14:49 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 August 2006 14:39, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > kmdl does not need any patch to rpm, while kmod does not work with rpm.
> 
> No, kmdl just changes its name every single update to work around the fact 
> that rpm doesn't handle this kind of packaging.  This is not a solution, its 
> an ugly hack.

As you state, the basic problem is that rpm has a one dimensional view
of versions. Proper external kernel module packaging would require two
dimensions (version of the kernel and version of the kernel module). A
proper solution does not exist. 

_Anything_ else is a hack, IMHO. 

There are several flavors of hacks. Some work better than others. AFAIK
all of them require something else to be changed or modified to try to
hide the hack. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" so we should
probably not talk about "ugly hacks", just "hacks" and their technical
shortcomings and/or advantages. 

-- Fernando



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