Bug 161036 - tpctl rpm requires MIA package kernel-module-thinkpad
tpctl rpm requires MIA package kernel-module-thinkpad
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tpctl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ville Skyttä
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 161922 162558 163466 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-06-20 01:07 EDT by Patrick Jordan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-28 12:05:23 EDT
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Description Patrick Jordan 2005-06-20 01:07:25 EDT
Description of problem:
tpctl requires kernel-module-thinkpad, which is not in Core or extras, assume
it's referring to ibm_acpi module which is in Core kernel by default.

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

How reproducible:
Obtain tpctl rpm, attempt to install it, watch as it fails because of
kernel-module-thinkpad dependency.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. wget
2. rpm -hiv tpctl-4.17-2.i386
Actual results:
error: Failed dependencies:
        kernel-module-thinkpad >= 3.2 is needed by tpctl-4.17-2.i386

Expected results:
Should have installed.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2005-06-21 15:01:29 EDT
Nope, ibm_acpi is not the same thing as kernel-module-thinkpad.  
kernel-module-thinkpad exists currently in Extras CVS only, because there's no 
consensus on how to name/version "external" kernel module packages so that 
dependency solvers would do the right thing, and because the Extras build 
system is (possibly, not 100% investigated) somewhat lacking on the features 
needed to build the module packages sanely. 
Anyway, this is definitely a problem we should solve one way or another soon.  
Unless we can find a good solution, tpctl (and configure-thinkpad) will have 
to be pulled from the repository. 
In the meantime, you can build kernel-module-thinkpad for your kernel from 
CVS, see http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/extras.shtml for instructions how to 
grab it, and do a "make i686" in the checked out kernel-module-thinkpad 
Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2005-06-28 10:47:19 EDT
*** Bug 161922 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2005-06-28 12:05:23 EDT
Discussion on kernel module packaging has restarted on the fedora-packaging   
mailing list, but in the meantime, I've requested pulling tpctl, apmiser and   
configure-thinkpad from the repository.  Resolving as DEFERRED until we start 
actually shipping the module packages. 
Comment 4 Ville Skyttä 2005-07-06 11:23:52 EDT
*** Bug 162558 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Ville Skyttä 2005-07-17 13:57:04 EDT
*** Bug 163466 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Ville Skyttä 2005-07-17 13:59:22 EDT
Status update: 
- Still no agreed way to package/ship kernel module packages 
- Required build system features for building kernel module packages missing 
- kernel-module-thinkpad, tpctl, and configure-thinkpad are up for grabs for a  
  new maintainer: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/OrphanedPackages 

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