Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122366
kernel utils STILL needs to be split up!
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:05:36 EST
Description of problem:
kernel-utils is a conglomerate of 3 completely separate and unrelated
utilities. this package really should be split up, for the reasons
noted in bug #100489
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.
get package conflicts with kernel-utils for no good reason.
smartctl shouldnt be bundled in with unrelated programs in an rpm. (i
dont think any rpm should ever do this, really)
This bug has been open and pending since 2003-07-22. It should be
simple to resolve (simply break the package up). Is there a good
reason why this hasn't been done?
*** Bug 100489 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I totaly agree with Dan!
Another similiar request (almost the same, but for excluding only
smartmontools, so I dunno to close it as duplicate) bug #108569
Ok, kernel-utils is getting silly now.
We have cpuspeed, dmidecode, irqbalance, microcode_ctl, hw_random,
readahead, and smart-utils all in the same package, despite the fact
these are all completely separate and completely unrelated utilities.
this bug has been open since 2003-07-22.
please stop the madness!