[pacman-dev] Kernel Provision

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Tue May 20 08:19:34 EDT 2008

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Ray Rashif <schivmeister at gmail.com> wrote:
> Would it be alright for kernel packages to provide for others that depend on
> in-kernel features/functionalities, say, those from patches? Right now
> kernel26 has the linux-phc patch, and the following is a GUI tool to do what
> can be done, well, graphically:
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=17059
> As you can see, it could either skip the kernel26 dependency and tell the
> user about the patch in install script - or - include the dependency like
> the above case and expect the user to adjust PKGBUILD for other kernels with
> the same patch.

Yeah, that seems doable, there could be a virtual linux-phc provision,
provided by kernel26 packages and other kernel packages with that
patch. Then this phctool could depend on linux-phc.

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