[aur-general] Kernel version requirement

Julien Nicoulaud julien.nicoulaud at gmail.com
Tue May 7 19:25:16 UTC 2019


In the oomd package <https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/oomd/>, I put a
linux>=4.20 dependency requirement since it requires the new resource
pressure metrics <https://facebookmicrosites.github.io/psi/> introduced in
linux 4.20.

But as another user pointed out, some of the alternatives kernel packages
declare provides=("linux=${pkgver}"), but several of the most popular do
not (linux-lts, linux-dzen, linux-hardened).

What we would be correct way to handle this ? Should I just drop the
version requirement (since having a kernel>=4.20 does not imply you are
running this one anyway) ? Or should these packages be improved ?

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