[Fedora-packaging] kernel-module-proposal 2 and yum: some tests
jjneely at pams.ncsu.edu
Thu Sep 29 17:28:23 UTC 2005
On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 01:18:17PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 13:16 -0400, Jack Neely wrote:
> > > > 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.
> what things need to be changed or are you talking about mostly code in
> your patch?
I need to work on the code that finds all the available packages and all
packages to be updated/installed to special case the kernel modules.
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