Fedora 22 is out, Fedora 23 is coming :)

Josh Boyer jwboyer at fedoraproject.org
Mon Jun 15 17:10:58 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 12:18 PM, Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 08:06:04AM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> > Well, and linux-firmware, which isn't needed at runtime but is pulled
>> > in for kernel upgrades, and which to my knowledge is not needed in any
>> > cloud environments. You might be the right person to talk to about
>> > figuring out if we can do anything about this.
>> A post install scriptlet that removes the files in the cloud
>> kickstarts is about as far as I'm going to go.  I'm not dropping the
>> Requires from the kernel-core package and leave everyone else in the
>> lurch.  Another option would be a dummy package that Provides
>> linux-firmware, but that also runs the risk of non-cloud instances
>> getting it installed since we don't have separate repos.
> It's unfortunate that the dependencies can't be expressed in a richer
> way here. It's not that the kernel requires that package... the
> hardware does. Even if we remove it in the cloud kickstarts, it gets
> pulled back in on update, because it's a "Requires(pre)".

Create a dnf plugin to ignore it.

>> (The third "option" is a separate cloud kernel package but that would
>> make the rework we did in f22 pointless and wasted and we've already
>> had that discussion.)
> Hmmmm -- what about making linux-firmware a Requires(Pre) for
> kernel-modules instead of kernel-core?

Can't, because not all of the modules are in modules, and some of them
in core need firmware.


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