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Re: DKMS into Fedora Extras

On Mon, 2005-02-21 at 20:47 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-02-21 at 19:37 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > This is already done if a package has a "Provides: kernel-module" (or
> > was it  "Provides: kernel-modules"?)
> It's "kernel-module" in fedora.us, and the Extras (and fedora.us) apt
> has been tweaked to DTRT + magic with that.
> Elsewhere (I don't remember where), it's "kernel-modules", and yum has
> that built-in/hardcoded in its list of packages to install, not upgrade.
> @Seth, others who have experience with yum and these "kernel-modules"
> packages:
> Let's say we have kernel-V-R installed, and kernel-module-foo built for
> that installed.  Now, we get an update for the module package only; the
> kernel does not change.  Obviously, the already installed module package
> and the new one conflict.  What happens when one does "yum update"?

it tries to install it. Same thing as happens in up2date.

I'm open to suggestions that don't seem like pretty nasty hacks to solve
the problem.


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