[aur-general] kernel modules depends

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 12:08:59 EST 2008


In order to implement FS#7150 for Community packages I ask all TUs to
use the following dependency scheme in next versions of your packages
(which will happen when 2.6.24 will hit Core):

depends=('kernel26>=2.6.24-2' 'kernel26<=2.6.25' 'foobar-utils')

In this case when user has an older kernel version (e.g. 2.6.23.x) -
(s)he won't be annoyed by pacman who will want to upgrade foobar
module and broke the system.
And when version 2.6.25 will be released - Pacman won't allow the user
to upgrade to it when there's at least one not-yet-updated module.

Note that it is 2.6.24-2, not -1 in above example - this is because
there was a configuration change to important kernel subsystem that
required all modules to be rebuilt. You should always change depends
version in such cases, otherwise some people with out-of-sync kernel
and module version will report that module is broken.

I already added this to
(feel free to improve that text).

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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