Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140438
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:12:55 EST
Description of problem:
Fedora Core 3 does not provide kernel source code as an RPM (such as
"kernel-source-2.6.9-1.667.i386.rpm"). This doesn't immediately
cripple the distribution, but will be a real problem for anybody who
needs to compile new modules!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Examine existing RPMs in Fedora Core 3 at
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to site!
There is no kernel-source*.rpm file.
There should be such a file.
please read the FC3 release notes.
Future people asking about this should find this advice on bugzilla,
and thus not have to ask again (I checked for any mention of this on
bugzilla before asking...)
At the risk of speaking out of turn, I'd like to propose adding a couple of "Provides:" to the
kernel RPM spec so that installing the kernel gets you kernel-source and kernel-
sourcecode, in name if not in fact.
The benefit to doing this is that any packages that depend on kernel-source* (third-party
RPMs and the like) will still install and work properly without needing to be forced, and
people will stop bugging you for packages that you no longer intend to provide.
Also, it's a trivially simple fix, so my my lights it's a win-win-win. :)