Another funny update?

Craig White craigwhite at
Tue Jun 15 04:27:42 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 23:03 -0400, Marcel Rieux wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at>
> wrote:
>         On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 19:13:59 -0400,
>          Marcel Rieux <m.z.rieux at> wrote:
>         >
>         > So, the oldest kmod-nvidia is removed with the oldest kernel
>         and it will
>         > still be possible to boot with the present kernel. .. but
>         not with the new
>         > kernel because the new kmod-nvidia is not installed. Which
>         means newbies
>         > will be completely dumbfounded as to why their system
>         suddenly doesn't boot
>         > after an update.
>         >
>         > Is this done on purpose in order to chase new users away? Is
>         somebody
>         > working for Ubuntu here?
>         For this issue you are really complaining to the wrong people.
>         kmod-nvidia
>         is from their repository. If lack of an updated kmod-nvidia
>         update needs
>         to block a kernel update, it needs to be handled in that repo.
> Are you really sure that the maintainers of a repository that doesn't
> belong to Fedora could stop a Fedora kernel upgrade?
the way it works is that rpmfusion cannot build their kmod's until
Fedora ships a new kernel. So there is a lag of time between the kernel
update and the packages from rpmfusion because they need the kernel
source to build their packages.

That's the way it works, there's little hope to change it but generally
rpmfusion builds their specialized packages pretty quickly but there is
a window of time when updating, you can get a kernel update but not the
kernel modules.


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