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[opensuse-packaging] problematic new path naming structure
  • From: "Jurzitza, Dieter" <DJurzitza@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 08:03:18 +0100
  • Message-id: <DA6197CAE190A847B662079EF7631C0602E1BF4A@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Dear listmembers,
after a longer absence from upgrading I decided to test openSUSE 10.2 after it had had been released. Performing the latest kernel update an IMHO unlucky modification in the name distribution popped up that I would like to discuss.

The directory /lib/modules/2.6.18.2-34 is remaining after kernel update to 2.6.18.8 and a part of the modules are linked into a corresponding path within 2.6.18.8 from there.

IMHO this is a very ugly way to do things. If there are modules that are *not* kernel specific the corresponding directory should be called different.

Why keep a reference to a kernel that is actually no reference to this specific kernel? IMHO this
directory should be named in such a way that it is easy to understand that the modules contained within it are to a certain degree version independent, such as

/lib/modules/2.6.18-persistent

or whatsoever. Keeping the old name is a poor and irritating choice.

Just to point out my 2 cents here ...

Take care




Dieter Jurzitza



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