[MythDora] ATrpms - Yum question
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Sun Oct 7 04:32:34 CEST 2007
On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 03:36:10PM -0400, gchris wrote:
> Dennis Hand wrote:
> >>> One other thing. If I were to do a yum install nvidia-graphics8776
> >>> with your ATrpms yum config and others, it wants to pull in the ivtv
> >>> and lirc kernel modules. Whats this got to do with wanting Nvidia
> >>> rpm's installed? I'm very curious.
> >> That sounds quite strange indeed. Can you post a full output? Did you
> >> really use yum install ... and not by chance yum update ... ?
> > Here is the output from trying to install the 9755 Nvidia driver using
> > a fresh install of MythDora. I do get the fact that the I screwed up
> > in my video card download utility that I created. I simply was asking
> > for a yum install nvidia-graphics9755 etc and that was pulling in any
> > newer bits in including a new kernel. But the lirc and ivtv bits still
> > has me scratching my head.
> > [root at mediacenter mythtv]# yum install nvidia-graphics9755
> > Loading "kmdl" plugin
> > ---> Downloading header for nvidia-graphics9755 to pack into transaction
> > set.
> > nvidia-graphics9755-1.0_9 100% |=========================| 17 kB 00:00
> > ---> Package nvidia-graphics9755.i386 1:1.0_9755-87.fc6 set to be updated
> > --> Processing Dependency: nvidia-graphics9755-kmdl-1:1.0_9755-87.fc6
> > for package: nvidia-graphics9755
> > ---> Downloading header for nvidia-graphics9755-kmdl-18.104.22.168-57.fc6 to
> > pack into transaction set.
> > nvidia-graphics9755-kmdl- 100% |=========================| 7.3 kB 00:00
> > ---> Package nvidia-graphics9755-kmdl-22.214.171.124-57.fc6.i686
> > 1:1.0_9755-87.fc6 set to be updated
> > --> Processing Dependency: /boot/vmlinuz-126.96.36.199-57.fc6 for package:
> > nvidia-graphics9755-kmdl-188.8.131.52-57.fc6
> Didn't the the lirc and ivtv changes occur as dependencies of changing
> the kernel?
Like Chris says, the issue is that the nvidia kmdl pulled in a new
kernel and therefore you got the service of getting automatica kmdl
support for it (as lirc and ivtv were living as kmdls on your system
already - this is what the kmdl yum plugin does).
So in fact the above is desired behaviour. But I *think* what you
wanted was nvidia support for your running kernel. In that case don't
let yum make the decision of what kmdl to chose, but let yum know
yum install foo foo-kmdl-`uname -r`
With the above there will be no new kernel chosen and therefore no new
You would get the same behaviour (same as in your example, not the
kmdl pikcing above) if you would do
yum install nvidia-graphics9755
Only that you would now really see why the kernel and kmdl get
updated. The first would pull in the newer kernel and ivtv/lirc kmdl
for it and the latter would just pull in the nvidia bits as you
intended. As said - just for demonstrative puroses, you would not get
a different result from what you were getting. Use the `uname -r`
trick to get what you explicitly want (e.g. support for the specific
kernel you are running).
Of course in a script you can replace uname -r with something else as
you know exacltly what kernels you want to support in mythdora.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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