Bug 123393 - improper default config for pkgToInstallNotUpdate
Summary: improper default config for pkgToInstallNotUpdate
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-17 23:02 UTC by Jack Neely
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-24 21:53:28 UTC

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Description Jack Neely 2004-05-17 23:02:01 UTC
Description of problem:
The default config file tries to do the right thing about enabling the
only install...never upgrade functionality of some packages.

According to the Fedora Package Naming Guidelines any package that
provides "kernel-module" should be given the above functionality. 
However, the config option for pkgToInstallNotUpdate states

The config file option is wrong, it should be singular -- NOT plural.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

I'm trying to enable this feature for NCSU's OpenAFS kernel modules
used with RHEL.

From the Package Naming Guidelines:

Special "Provides" .spec lines:
Each kernel module .spec must have the following "Provides" lines.
Provides: kernel-module
Provides: kernel-module-%{name} = %{epoch}:%{version}-%{release}

The first "Provides" line will be used by package managers as an
identifier so it knows to give special treatment to this package.

Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2004-05-24 21:53:28 UTC
The fedora guidelines are wrong. That option was added to
make the kernel-unsupported package from RHEL3 work correctly,
and it provides "kernel-modules" not "kernel-module"

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