error, missing dependency, and it's the kernel

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Tue Nov 6 22:35:51 UTC 2007


Just wondering about something in general:  From time to time I get a
yum error about trying to update something like an nvidia kernel module
not being possible because there's no kernel available to go along with
that version.

Trying several different mirrors doesn't help, and I can't be bothered
to go trying them all out.  I'll just wait a few days for things to

But how have they compiled their module for a kernel that isn't
available?  Surely that's a bit chicken and eggish?  Wouldn't they be
compiling against a customised Fedora kernel, rather than one from
somewhere else?  And, if so, why don't we have the same one available to

(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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