Another funny update?

Marcel Rieux m.z.rieux at
Sat Jun 19 21:02:58 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 12:16 AM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 22:02:49 -0400,
>   Marcel Rieux <m.z.rieux at> wrote:
> >
> > As I said, I don't believe rpmfusion, a repository not supported by Red
> > Hat/Fedora,  could block a kernel update.
> They can using 'conflicts' in the spec file.

What's this spec file? How do you use conflicts?

> If the kmod is installed first,

How do I make "if" less iffy?

You'll have to explain this whole process. I'd be very surprised if a
repository not belonging to Red Hat/Fedora could prevent a kernel upgrade or
any upgrade. This could eb dangerous.

> You can also set your system so that the default boot kernel doesn't change
> when there is a kernel update. This protects you from the kmod being
> released
> late problem at the cost of having to manually switch boot kernels after
> every kernel + kmod update.

If you remember the beginning of this discussion, we were talking about the
problems the missing kmod could occcasion to <B>newbies</B>. I always check
that the corresponding kmod is there and if I'd ever forget, it would be no
problem reverting to the previous kernel. But a newbie might decide that
"this thing doesn't work" and go back to Windows.

Your "solution" is not a solution for newbies.

Now, here's the upgrade suggestion I received today:

Package kernel.x86_64 0: set to be installed
---> Package kernel-firmware.noarch 0: set to be updated
---> Package kernel-headers.x86_64 0: set to be updated
---> Package kmod-nvidia.x86_64 1:195.36.24-1.fc12.3 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kmod-nvidia- >=
1:195.36.24-1.fc12.3 for package: 1:kmod-nvidia-195.36.24-1.fc12.3.x86_64

kernel x86_64 updates 21 M
kernel-firmware noarch updates 973 k
kernel-headers x86_64 updates 754 k
kmod-nvidia x86_64 1:195.36.24-1.fc12.3 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates 31 k

It somehow doesn't seem to me like a standard upgrade...
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