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

seth vidal skvidal at
Wed Feb 23 07:24:16 UTC 2005

>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.

My concern is not with it being fun but with it being:
1. confusing to users wanting to install the kernel-module
2. fragile


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