kernel-module packaging (was Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: DKMS into Fedora Extras)

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Wed Feb 23 07:17:16 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 08:34 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> Case 4.1: What if kernel-module-unionfs-2.6.10_4_FC3-1 is released
>> one/two days behind kernel-2.6.10-3_FC3? This can happen due to build
>> errors that first need to get fixed. Or the build system or all that
>> have access are sleeping. Or simply due due mirroring "problems" when
>> core/updates/ is already mirrored, but extras/ not yet.
> That's a valid point, since the kernel package doesn't depend on
> kernel-module-*. Anyone have any idea how to work around this in a sane
> manner?

The current apt implementation of the kernel-module handling prints out 
warnings if you have kernel modules installed which are not available for 
the new kernel you're about to install by doing some "fun" calculations 
with provides and versions. Alternatively it could hold back from 
installing the new kernel until all the modules are available for the new 
kernel as well.

So, it's possible (at least in the current uname-in-package-name scheme) 
but fun it is not.

 	- Panu -

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