[repo-coord] kernel module versioning (was: Blackmailing ...)
Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net
Thu May 6 13:40:41 CEST 2004
On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 01:25:23PM +0200, bent at biosci.ki.se wrote:
> On Thursday 06 May 2004 13:15, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > o I had already written months ago that replacing kmdl vs
> > kernel-module is not an issue for me, using the broken versioning
> > scheme is.
> For the confused (which includes me!) - Is the "broken versioning
> scheme" the one Panu talks about here?
No, that's the sane one, i.e. one that contains the kernel
version/release in the name tag of the rpm. Here are some references
about the proposed solution (which almost all repos use with different
> On Wednesday 05 May 2004 08:43, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > Without getting to the politics of this, fedora.us apt nowadays supports
> > the kernel-module-foo-`uname -r` packages almost transparently. Means
> > - 'apt-get install kernel-module-alsa' will fetch you a suitable version
> > of the package, never mind the ugly full name
> > - Upgrading (well, installing new) kernel will pull along new versions of
> > any kernel-module packages you have installed for the new kernel (with
> > "install kernel" and with "dist-upgrade")
> On Wednesday 05 May 2004 09:05, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > It'll warn you about it - which essentially means you're stuck with your
> > current running kernel until all of the kernel modules have been rebuilt
> > for whatever-the-new-kernel-is.
> To clueless me it doesn't sound terribly broken....
It isn't. You are confused, because both start with "kernel-module-",
but the one Dag promotes has the kernel data in rpm's release tag, not
the name tag. This severely breaks any upgrade paths as discussed in
these old threads above.
The kmdl vs kernel-module, or module name before or after these is
a purely non-technical issue.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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