[Yum-devel] kernel-module, fedorakmod plugin status

Christoph Thiel cthiel at suse.de
Tue May 9 21:05:20 UTC 2006

On Tue, 9 May 2006, Paul Nasrat wrote:

> > > What's the current status for handling kernel modules in yum?  I 
> > > know we have a couple of plugins in yum-utils and we used to have 
> > > some code in depsolve.py that got moved out in February.  Is the 
> > > plan that they are in a plugin
> > > 
> > > Has anyone looked at the SuSE kernel module packaging and if they 
> > > have a yum plugin for that.
> > 
> > Are you talking about the -kmp (kernel module packages) packages? We 
> > don't have any yum plugin for those.
> Yes I was.  Would you (or someone) be interested in co-ordinating a 
> plugin, it should be relatively straight forward.

What would be the feature set that you'd expect from a plugin like that? 
Most (if not all) features of the -kmp packages should be working without 
any plugin with yum, IIUC. The only feature I could think of, would be a 
plugin to autoselect -kmp packages for installation, if the modinfo(...) 
provides of the -kmp match some hardware of the system.


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