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Re: RPM roadmapping

2007/7/27, Panu Matilainen <pmatilai redhat com>:

> Not everybody is on rpm-maint list and we'd like to hear the wishes of
> (Fedora) developers/packagers too. So: what have you always wanted to do
> with rpm, but wasn't able to? Or the other way around: what you always
> wished rpm would do for you? What always annoyed you out of your mind?


I was wondering if rpm can register aliases when it bundles external
kernel module (*.ko)  like this iwl3945, so it can tell which module
(external, in it's own rpm / or internally from the kernel) is a
candidate for some specific hardware...

Maybe if it can tell more deeply, see that the module is requesting a
specific firmware as a dependency (and versionned firmwares is what
should be set as as rule, probably not only for intel firmwares ?!)
This would be a feature that beginners would appreciate!

Nicolas (kwizart)
[root Kwizatz SOURCES]# modinfo iwl3945
license:        GPL
author:         Copyright(c) 2003-2007 Intel Corporation
version:        0.0.25kd
description:    Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection
driver for Linux
srcversion:     C0D2ED4CF92440B1DFE3BCB
This -> alias:          pci:v00008086d00004227sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
This -> alias:          pci:v00008086d00004222sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends:        mac80211
vermagic: SMP mod_unload
parm:           antenna:select antenna (1=Main, 2=Aux, default 0 [both]) (int)
parm:           disable:manually disable the radio (default 0 [radio on]) (int)
parm:           hwcrypto:using hardware crypto engine (default 0 [software])
parm:           debug:debug output mask (int)
parm:           disable_hw_scan:disable hardware scanning (default 0) (int)
parm:           qos_enable:enable all QoS functionality (int)
parm:           mode:network mode (0=BSS,1=IBSS,2=Monitor) (int)

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