[ATrpms-users] Can't upgrade to ivtv-1.2.0-140.fc8
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Wed Sep 3 16:12:12 CEST 2008
On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 09:48:57AM -0400, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> Axel Thimm wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 04:30:52PM -0400, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> >> Could someone please explain to me what the difference is between
> >> video4linux and video4linux-ivtv stuff please?
> > video4linux was split between a package of the same name and the ivtv
> > components so people could choose where to get ivtv from (while the
> > same author, ivtv from ivtvdriver.org and v4l were really desynced and
> > sometimes one would be better than the other).
> > These days you should preferably use what the kernel >= 2.6.26 ships
> > with.
> I was under the impression that the ivtv package contained the user
> utilities, and that the ivtv-kmdls contained the PVR-350 framebuffer
> stuff, and that I was using the ivtv driver proper from the installed
> kernel. Am I wrong?
That was true until kernel 2.6.something, then ivtv-kmdl contained
saa717x. That was no packaging decision, but closely following
So today on kernel < 2.6.26 (e.g. F9, F8, but not F10) you need (if
you have the matching hardware) saa717x, otherwise you don't need any
> >> And does it have anything to do with why I can't update my F8 system
> >> with the new ivtv-1.2.0-140:
> >>> Transaction Check Error:
> >>> file /lib/modules/126.96.36.199-69.fc8/updates/drivers/media/video/saa717x.ko from install of ivtv-kmdl-188.8.131.52-69.fc8-1.2.0-140.fc8.i686 conflicts with file from package video4linux-kmdl-184.108.40.206-69.fc8-20080622-86.fc8.i686
> > See above, you can't have both. There should probably be an explicit
> > package level conflict to document this.
> But, how do I fix this?
Do you need video4linux? ATM you can't have both.
> yum check-update tells me that an update of ivtv is waiting. From what
> I can see, I have ivtv-fedora installed on my system (from the version
> number). I have no idea why it is installed vs the "regular" ivtv, but
> it is. yum want to update it with the "regular" ivtv. I have had no
> problems updating this in the past, but now I do. Why? And how do I
> fix this? Please note that I did not try and install ivtv-kmdl in my
> update, I believe that the yum-plugin-kmdl is trying to install it for me.
> (Maybe its just the software engineer in me wanting to understand what
> is broken, and why is it broken, so I can fix it correctly.)
I like the software engineer in you :)
No, really, there are issues with ivtv floating from ivtvdriver.org to
v4l repo and finally to the kernel itself, and if you have a
particular set of mixed hardware that needs both ivtv-kmdl and devices
that are supported in v4l, but not the kernel, yet, you do run into
these conflicts (package and upstream wise).
I could fix the package issue by choosing one over the other, but I
have no idea what kind of hardware mix people use.
Ideally with F10 (kernel 2.6.27) there will be no ivtv-kmdl anymore,
which is the "Fedora" version, which I submitted for Fedora inclusion.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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