[OpenAFS] RHEL5 kmod packages require explicit kernel version?

David Howells dhowells@redhat.com
Mon, 05 Nov 2007 18:07:36 +0000

jdreed@MIT.EDU wrote:

> I realize that the workaround is probably to install openafs-kernel-source,
> which seems to satisfy the requirements of openafs-client, but is it
> necessary for the kmod packages to require a kernel version?  While it's
> true that the kmod won't work in other kernel versions, since it installs in
> a separate directory, it seems like it would be better to drop the explicit
> requirement to avoid failure modes like this one.

If you don't have the explicit requirement, then you can get the situation
where someone does an upgrade and reboots and then their box doesn't work any
more because they don't have an AFS module for their newly running kernel and,
say, /usr is stored on AFS.