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Re: Attention kernel module project packagers!



On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

On Tue, 2006-08-15 at 10:08 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
On Tuesday 15 August 2006 09:52, Leszek Matok wrote:
Isn't the "kmdls" system meant to be the cure to all of this? Is it even
a hack? I don't even think the package names are truly ugly.

I personally find having the kernel version embedded into the NAME of a
package is pretty damned ugly.  I find it ugly in the compat packages we
generate too, but that's a different story for a different day.
Actually it's not a different story.

It's the same story: Parallel installation.

Indeed - and to be exact: safely upgradable parallel installation.

We have for example libpng-1.2.8 and libpng10-1.0.18 in FC5. Rpm would allow installing them parallerly if they were just libpng-1.2.8 and libpng-1.0.18 so why do we rename it? To allow them to be upgraded separately, an alleged 'rpm -Uvh libpng-1.2.9' would remove both versions.

I haven't seen anybody arguing we should drop those compat packages and rely on yum plugin to deal with situations like the above correctly... so why are kernel modules any different?

	- Panu -


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