[Fedora-packaging] questions regarding kernel-devel and kernel-smp-devel packages

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 01:12:17 UTC 2005

Currently in rawhide at the moment yum treats kernel-devel as installonly
but kernel-smp-devel package is treated as a normal package when doing updates.

Which is the more correct befault behavior?  Do we want multiple
versions of kernel-devel and kernel-smp-devel packages to be installed
by default or do we want these packages to update?

If we want multiple versions to install, as default behavior, do we
want to use a different mechanism then the package name? Like using a
common provides statement that yum can see and act on.. similar to how
kernel and kernel-module packages are sensed?


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