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Re: About kernel updates: Extras and Core



On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 09:28 +0200, Devrim GUNDUZ wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have been suffering a problem when there is a kernel update: My gpsca*
> packages are being removed from my system due to dependency problem,
> because there is no matching gspca package in atrpms
> (http://www.atrpms.net/dist/fc6/gspca/) for the new  kernel.

That is an atrpms problem.  That repository is third party and the
Fedora project has no control over it.

> That is bad, since I will have to wait until atrpms catches it up,
> rebuilds the package for new kernel , etc. Until then, I can't use my
> webcam or I have to make my own rpm. A regular user won't do that, and
> may not reinstall webcam module again...

Frankly, that is a risk you take by using a 3rd party repo.  Please
don't expect Fedora to work around these repositories.  There are simply
too many of them.

> The solution could be pushing people that builds packages against kernel
> for building new packages 1-2 days before the new kernel package is
> announced. I don't have a better idea for now.

The solution is to get whatever drivers you are using into the upstream
kernel.  Anything else is just an exercise in frustration.

Oh, and the gspca modules were approved for Extras.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=209112  No idea why
they aren't in the Extras repo at this point.

josh


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