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Re: Attention kernel module project packagers!

On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 12:32 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > 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?

So, why is the kernel any different?  Let's identify the differences
between the kernel and other packages and then decide whether
kernel-modules fit the same criteria as the kernel or normal packages.


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