[Fedora-packaging] kernel-module-proposal 2 and yum: some tests

Jack Neely jjneely at pams.ncsu.edu
Thu Sep 29 17:16:38 UTC 2005

> > okay but HOW can it know? You've described what you see as problem but
> > you haven't described any way yum can know about what's you think
> > _should_ be going on.
> But it is a problem and we should (read: need to) solve it imho. How?
> I'm not sure. We could
> - package modules for all kernels in one package (I don't really like
> this idea, but if this is the only solution we need to go it imho)
> - fix our proposal so it works better with yum (hint's from you are
> greatly appreciated)
> - add support for yum somehow so it can resolve the dep correctly. I
> unfortunately don't know neither yum nor python enough to fix that
> myself :-|

All kernel-modules packages require the exact kernel they are built
against.  Yum does/will use this information to figure out which one of
the kernel-module packages are the best for your system.

However, I need to figure out and change some of the more un-fun code in
Yum to support this.  Its not as easy as it sounds.


Jack Neely <jjneely at ncsu.edu>
Campus Linux Services Project Lead
PAMS Computer Operations at NC State University
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