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Re: Current F15 kernels + proprietary nVidia driver ? kmod, akmod, x11 config.

From: Richard Shaw <hobbes1069_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 11 2011 - 13:05:29 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:22 PM, Tim <ignored_mailbox@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-10-10 at 12:53 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
>> With the straight kmod you have to be careful about kernel upgrades
>> because it will not get updated until the 2nd yum update run
>
> Never happened to me.
>
>> occasionally there's a significant delay between a new kernel and the
>> kmod driver being available.
>
> That did. And 'twere the only reason why a kernel upgrade might not
> take place (interdependent packages not yet available). Otherwise, all
> downloaded updates get applied. However, things like kernel updates
> wouldn't be used until after a reboot, and other things until whatever
> they were was restarted.

Since the kernel is not dependent on kmod packages then the kernel
will get updated regardless of kmod availability. Until the new kernel
is installed then the dependency of the kmod is not met, which is why
they don't get installed until the 2nd update run.

To fix this would take some sort of yum plugin that would both prevent
a new kernel from getting installed unless all appropriate kmod
packages were available and also cause the kmods to be updated in the
same update run as the kernel.

Richard
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