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

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Mon Dec 15 15:41:06 EST 2008

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> 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.

Why not solve it the right way, by creating a correct package?


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