Request: contributor to put DKMS into Fedora Extras

Per Bjornsson perbj at
Tue Mar 15 02:40:08 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 18:20 -0700, Bryan Stillwell wrote:
> I'm wondering if there's been a solution to the problem where the kernel
> rpm includes a driver module (say gdth.ko) and I want to use the newer
> version of the driver because it works better.  How can I keep rpm from
> thinking that gdth.ko in the kernel rpm conflicts with the file in
> kernel-module-gdth?
> I don't know about you guys, but I like to verify files on a system by
> using the `rpm -V kernel` or `rpm -Va` commands...
> Perhaps there's a file-can-be-overwritten option in rpm that I don't
> know about?

Perhaps a simple solution: don't clobber kernel files, put the newer
modules in the  /lib/modules/`uname -r`/updates/ directory?

Apparently this should work again nowadays:


Per Bjornsson <perbj at>
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University

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