[arch-dev-public] [arch-general] [signoff] kernel26

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 15:36:17 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Tobias Powalowski <t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am Montag 15 Dezember 2008 schrieb Thomas Bächler:
>> Tom K schrieb:
>> > No package owns them. They're being produced by depmod since the 3.5
>> > update of module-init-tools.
>> >
>> > I could be wrong, but I think the kernel is the only package that calls
>> > depmod in the build function - other packages that need depmod call it
>> > in post_install, which is why these files are not owned.
>> That is okay. We call depmod in the PKGBUILD so kernel26 will own those
>> files and they will be properly uninstalled when the kernel is removed
>> or updated.
>> After the m-i-t 3.5 update, those .bin files were generated on your
>> system, but were not contained in the kernel package yet. The new
>> package is generated with the new m-i-t, thus contains them. We have to
>> force-upgrade that one so pacman will again be able to track those files
>> and delete them when appropriate.
> Are you guys fine with moving kernel package to core, with this possible file
> conflict and make a announcement that forcing is ok?

Yeah, just make sure we indicate that users should -Sf kernel26, not
-Sfyu, which would be a poor recommendation on our part.

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