[OpenAFS] Re: kmod-openafs versioning on RHEL5

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Sat, 15 Mar 2008 20:01:46 -0400

On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm@atrpms.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 04:49:48PM -0800, Darren Patterson wrote:
>  > After building new kmod packages for the latest RHEL5 kernel I discovered
>  > that rpm is very unhappy with the naming convention.  Yum refuses to
>  > install the package claiming that kmod-openafs-1.4.5- is
>  > newer than kmod-openafs-1.4.5-  To install this
>  > package I have to use rpm with "--force".
>  >
>  > Red Hat updates their kernels in the above fashion regularly so I
>  > anticipate this problem will continue to crop up in the not too distant
>  > future.
>  >
>  > Before I create my own SRPM to work around this issue, are there plans to
>  > deal with this?
>  IMHO the kmod is flawed and what you see is the missing
>  uname-r-in-name part of it.

YHO doesn't help that he's trying to use an older minor revision of
the RPMs he's using with a newer minor revision of modules; The kernel
version is entirely irrelevant.

foo-1-(`uname -r`) would still be older than foo-2-(`uname -r`).

Your arguments may well be valid for what they are, but they have no
bearing on this.