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Re: yum losing it´s flavour?



On Sun, 2006-09-24 at 13:24 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-09-24 at 13:17, Claude Jones wrote:
> > On Sunday September 24 2006 1:57 pm, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > I don't use the proprietary drivers, but I did once have them installed, a
> > > couple of years ago.  IIRC they have to be compiled against the running
> > > kernel, so updating your kernel means re-compiling the nvidia drivers.  I'm
> > > sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
> > 
> > I use the proprietary drivers from Livna on most of my machines. The release 
> > of updated modules lags by a few hours to days, the release of a new kernel. 
> > The good news is that of late, you don't have to manually locate the new 
> > modules and install them - when they get released yum picks them up in the 
> > regular update process. 
> 
> Can yum automatically defer updating the kernel until the
> in-use modules are also available in matching versions?

That would be sweet. FYI, when yum updated the kernel, there was no
nvidia driver out, so it blew up. I use the hell outa graphics here and
whatever substitutes for the nvidia driver ain't up to the load. So, I
removed the new kernel, re-installed the older one, re-installed the
drivers, it burped once or twice and then settled in, while creating a
new ulcer. I've wasted the entire weekend on this and that bind thing. 

This is not a life, this is no way to live. I'm going back to wrest with
a system that lacks bind-config, whatever in the hell it does. And, no.
They haven't updated the mirrors yet or yum would have installed the
package when I asked it nicely to. rpm -q says bind-config ain't at
home. Yum says it has nothing to do. I would like to do useful work and
not live to do all of this shit. I am peeved. Ric
 
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