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Re: RFC: kernel-modules in Fedora Extras

Am Freitag, den 06.01.2006, 11:12 -0500 schrieb Dan Williams:
> On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 11:30 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> > After looking at several kernel module proposals in the wiki and long
> > discussions on mailing lists and during IRC meetings the Fedora Extras
> > Steering Committee (also known as FESCo) agreed on a standard for
> > packaging kernel modules in Fedora Extras. Find the details below for
> > a last discussion on this mailing list before this proposal is being
> > used.
> We can special-case kernel modules in the Extras buildsystem if we need
> to, 

We have to in any case -- we at least need to get 

"-define kver foo" 

passed to rpmbuild with this scheme. And it is still undecided how and
where to determinate "foo" in the buildsys.

> and we can likely take some of the pain away by auto-building the
> modules when a new kernel comes out somehow.

Yeah, that would be very nice.

>   We'd then mail the
> submitter if the auto-build failed.  It's not hard, just ugly.
> Where it gets more interesting is if you want to build an updated SRPM
> for a kernel that's not the most recent.

In the past most people involved in the discussions said: Only build for
the latest kernel. 

> We can also try to special-case the up/smp/hugemem thing if it's a pain
> to do %foreach in the specfile.

Is there any example how "%foreach" works? 

I still hope we can get the hardcoded variants up/smp/hugemem/xen-foo
somehow out of the spec file and passed as define by the buildsys to
rpmbuild, too.

>   We probably want to keep specfiles
> cleaner and move some of the complexity into the build system to keep
> the barrier-to-entry lower for packages themselves.

Don't make it to simple -- kernel-modules belong into the kernel ;-)

Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info>

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