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Re: DKMS into Fedora Extras



On Sun, 2005-02-20 at 14:05 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>Am Donnerstag, den 17.02.2005, 22:59 -0500 schrieb Warren Togami:
>> Opinions here?  Is this something that we want in Extras?  (Is this sane 
>> and unlikely to cause trouble?)
>
>I'm against including it. At least from a short look into the
>presentation and in the rpm. My main concerns: 
>
>It can autorecomile modules and puts them into the proper kernel-modules
>dir. This seems wrong very for me. Those files may overwrite existing
>modules (okay, in fact it copies them away and installs the new one).
>And the resulting modules are not in the rpmdb afaics. So if you remove
>the kernel later the directory /lib/modules/$(uname -r) can't be deleted
>by rpm. That a great problem IMHO cause the /lib/modules/ dir will soon
>get messy.

What if it automatically built the module into an rpm then installed it?
Would that be better? The major reason for wanting DKMS is to let it
help us keep up with kernel modules in extras.

-sv



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