[OpenAFS] In the RPM spec file, what is the goal of the special fedora option?

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:03:54 -0500

On Feb 12, 2008 4:58 PM, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been building RPMS for openafs versions for years and have always
> just used the default approach that creates openafs-kernel rpm.
> Now I notice in the 1.4.6 spec file an option for fedora, but I can't
> quite understand what benefit there is in this approach.  The only
> thing I can tell for sure is it builds the kernel module into a
> package called kmod-openafs.  I don't understand what the benefit of
> that change is.
> Can you fill me in?

Other packages for fedora which provide kernel modules do the same
with same-style dependencies; we provide something analogous to what
everyone else(*) does.

* except people who believe, perhaps rightly, that kmod is flawed and
kmdl is the answer; they aren't necessarily wrong but "hey install
this other package of macros everywhere" wasn't really my cup of tea
either. i can't say i love any of the answers. 1.4.7 will also include
dkms support.