[OpenAFS] RPM packaging suggestion

Paul Johnson pauljohn32@gmail.com
Sat, 21 Apr 2007 18:56:32 -0500

I've noticed that when the yum update runs, it replaces the
openafs-kernel module, rather than just installing the new one.
That's bad if I end up not keeping the new kernel. Other kernel module
RPMS leave the old versions.

I asked in the RPM list and the fix for that, at least on Fedora Core
versions of linux, is to add this line

Provides: kernel-modules = %{kernvers}

In this way, yum/rpm knows to leave the module until the kernel itself
is removed.


Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas