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Re: [opensuse-packaging] problematic new path naming structure
  • From: Robert Schiele <rschiele@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 15:43:47 +0100
  • Message-id: <20070320144347.GK4664@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 02:03:48PM +0100, Jurzitza, Dieter wrote:
> Though I agree that the naming I coose is probably not optimal as these modules are not "persistent" by themselfes, the persistence will last as long as the ABI compatibility will last. But this in turn gives persistence and therefore I still think to use "persistence" in the name is not the worst choice in this regard.

This is not about the name of the directory but about whether it does work or
not.

> Therefore I do not agree entirely with Roberts arguments. These modules belong to 2.6.18.2 in the same way as they belong to 2.6.18.8 or any other 2.6.X kernel that keeps this part of the ABI constant. From what I have learned they are not initially related to 2.6.18.2.

I don't think that it is important whether you agree with me or not as long as
you propose to replace a system that works with another system that does not
work.

> IMHO it is only bad to refer to names of components that are not used any more in your system (what is true in the very moment you do upgrade now). Spoken from experience I can hardly remember a SUSE distribution that did not upgrade the kernel at some point in time. So I'd say this is something that should be expected.
>
> In a "generic" sense it would be best to start with soft-linked modules from the very begin of a distribution, what is in tune with my statement.
>
> And one could remove the reference to the individual kernel entirely:
> Call the directory /lib/modules/persistent from the very begin. Maybe one would like to use persistent-default / persistent-bigsmp.

This does not work because it does not allow installation of multiple kernels
with different ABIs.

Robert

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Robert Schiele
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