RHEL5 and fuse

Darryl Bond dbond at nrggos.com.au
Mon Jul 7 21:34:25 UTC 2008

What is the RedHat's policy for adding  additional kernel modules? It
isn't verboten as I have seen some drivers added to RHEL4.

Centos has the Centos Plus repository that has extra useful kernel
modules like jfs. Pity RH don't have likewise.
Still, RHEL targets Enterprise servers. The stuff LTSP needs is pretty
squarely in the desktop end. I know that RH purport to support
enterprise desktops but while the equivalent of Fedora Extras doesn't
exist then I don't think they are really trying.


Warren Togami wrote:
> So I got LTSP5 working on a RHEL5 server (with the F9 client chroot),
> except for ltspfs for local device support.
> RHEL5 doesn't have fuse kernel modules and userspace, and this is
> something that cannot be added to EPEL because external kernel modules
> are not allowed there.
> I think I will make RHEL5 LTSP without local device support, but it
> should work if people install a few unofficial packages that we could
> provide from our site.
> http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/dkms-fuse/
> This package plus some fuse userspace and ltspfs should be enough.
> Given that we cannot make LTSP5 on RHEL5 work without Fedora bits, it is
> already unsupported.  Adding these more unsupported packages to the host
> shouldn't create much more difficulty.
> Thoughts?  I think I'll just do it soon and put it online for people to
> test.
> Warren Togami
> wtogami at redhat.com
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