We want to stop systemd from being added to docker images, because of rpm requiring systemctl.

Josh Boyer jwboyer at fedoraproject.org
Tue Apr 29 15:54:45 UTC 2014


On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Miloslav Trma─Ź <mitr at volny.cz> wrote:
> 2014-04-29 17:40 GMT+02:00 Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at 0pointer.de>:
>>
>> On Tue, 29.04.14 16:58, Alexander Larsson (alexl at redhat.com) wrote:
>> > Its around 15 megs or so, although on rhel7 its 20 megs larger because
>> > of a dependency that kmod has on /usr/bin/nm (binutils) that doesn't
>> > seem to be there on fedora kmod. This seems like a bug in fedora though,
>> > as kmod ships /usr/sbin/weak-modules which calls nm, so once fixed
>> > fedora would be at 35 meg too.
>>
>> I am pretty sure that the weak-modules thing should just go. It's
>> outdated cruft, for some enterprise thing, and inused in Fedora.
>
>
> That "outdated cruft" is AFAICS still part of the RHEL-7 ABI design.
> Assuming the same people will end up maintaining it whether it is in Fedora
> or RHEL-7, I can't see that work going away, though whether to maintain it
> "upstream" in Fedora or as a RHEL-only patch is basically up to the
> individual maintainers.

Fedora does not, and will not, support the kABI mechanism that is
present in the RHEL kernel package.  It doesn't make sense in Fedora
at all.  So "maintaining" weak-modules in Fedora is pretty limited.
You can't test what can't be used, as evident by it not even having
the proper deps.

josh


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