Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100489
kernel-utils should be split up
Last modified: 2013-09-11 08:41:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
kernel-utils should be split up. bundling them all together just leads to
confusion and package maintenance problems.
smartctl and uml are really complete individual projects on their own, with
their own individual config files. there are also much more recent versions of
both of these than whats bundled in rh9.
i dont really see a reason to bundle them all together in kernel-utils when
there are other rpm packages that are separate and even smaller (ttcp, ed for
the name kernel-utils is also sort of a misnomer since this implies the
utilities are for kernel maintenance. a better name would be hardware-utils.
but again, they should be separated. the latest smartctl and microcode_ctl
sources even have their own specfiles for rpm building.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. download smartctl from sourceforge.
2. build rpm from included specfile.
3. try to install the rpm.
Actual Results: get package conflicts with kernel-utils for no good reason.
Expected Results: smartctl shouldnt be bundled in with unrelated programs in an
rpm. (i dont think any rpm should ever do this, really)
I totally agree with this request. I had installed smartmontools and lm_sensors
on RedHat 9 and therefore got to choose between ignoring lm_sensor's new
dependency on kernel-utils or installing an old version of smartmontools.
rolling this bug forward to fedora core 2 test3 since rh9 is EOL.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 122366 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.