Need systemd unit file help.

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Mon Sep 26 20:06:10 UTC 2011

Am 26.09.2011 21:54, schrieb Kevin Kofler:
> Reindl Harald wrote:
>> normally the kmod-packages are updated the same time
>> as the kernel in stable repos, but you can not guarantee
>> this for external repos everytime, especially that the
>> mirror you catched is recent enough
> But akmods are a very hackish solution to that problem. Building modules on 
> the end user system sucks on a binary distribution. It drags in the whole 
> GCC toolchain, kernel-devel and the source code for the modules and the 
> whole system is a huge kludge, as evidenced also by this thread.
> The right solution is for the user to just uncheck the kernel from the list 
> of packages to update in the PackageKit GUI of choice (be it gnome-
> packagekit, KPackageKit or Apper) if the kmod doesn't show up along with it. 
> It's not rocket science.

well - nobody is forcing you to use akmod
there are kmod-open-vm-tools AND akmod-open-vm-tools

as example i have the akmod-packages on the buildmachine
if there is an important security-kernel-update and kmod
packages not available this machine builds the binaries

the other machines get the kernel-update via deployment-scripts
AND the pre-compiled kernel-modules from akmod

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