[ATrpms-users] questions about atrpms
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Tue Sep 4 09:47:26 CEST 2007
On Sun, Sep 02, 2007 at 12:17:08PM -0600, peter abplanalp wrote:
> hi all,
> i'm sorry if these are faq's but i couldn't find a good searchable
> archive for atrpms and my google searches weren't fruitful. i have
> recently tried to rebuild 3 myth boxes on centos 5 with mixed
> success. i had trouble with the madawifi kernel module and the ivtv
> kernel module. also, because i use the blaster on one of my
> pvr150's, i can't use the atrpms lirc kernel module.
> so, my questions:
> 1) should i be posting bugs to bugzilla for kernel modules that
> don't work for me?
It depends on the nature of the problem, see below.
> i ask because ivtv worked on one of my 3 boxes but not the other
> two; however, manually compiling and installing ivtv worked just
If the setup worked on similar hardware and not on other then
something looks misconfigured. Maybe you installed the kmdl for the
> if i should post a bug, what information should i post.
Everything that helps debugging starting with the exact description of
the failure including relevavnt cut & paste output from errors/logs
> 2) is it possible for me to build my own rpms from the srpms? i did
> find a little info on this through google but it was mostly of the
> sort "don't do this" due to missing macros and it probably not
> working anyway but the email was from 2005. is this still the case?
> if not, where can i get the latest macros?
Install atrpms-rpm-config, but the warnings still apply. Simply
rebuilding the kmdls will nopt make problems go away, one needs to
identify the problem first.
> 3) it looks like a lot of the packages for centos 5 are in the
> testing repo. is there a road map for getting these into the stable
Perhaps "never". These packages are there because they replace
packages from CentOS, so for users that want to play it 100% safe the
stable repo does not offer any replacements. In the future there will
be two repos that will allow/disallow replacements of vendor parts.
IMHO there is nothing really wrong with replacing parts of the vendor
if needed, but some users don't want that.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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