Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146162
RFE: remove the explicit kernel dependency
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:52:09 EDT
Description of problem:
Please remove the 'Requires: kernel >= 2.6' statement because it
bloats up minimal chroot installations.
As it is possible to have both a working kernel-2.4 and a kernel-2.6
package for testing purposes, the new initscripts could be installed
without problems. But when going back to 2.4, the system will fail to
boot as e.g. lvm does not work anymore.
Therefore, the dependency should be a 'Conflicts: kernel < 2.6' which
will signal in the situation above that kernel-2.4 is not supported.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Because various package updaters use install-not-upgrade for the
kernel, this is problematic; it will break upgrades from a kernel 2.4
Now, if we want to do that....
If it is impossible to remove this dep, we could instead use a bogus
virtual provides package for buildroots that satisfies this dep.
It's a conflicts ATM.