Bug 162308 - dkms should Require: kernel-devel package
Summary: dkms should Require: kernel-devel package
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dkms
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tom "spot" Callaway
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-07-02 09:27 UTC by Alex Lancaster
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-12 18:20:35 UTC
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Description Alex Lancaster 2005-07-02 09:27:09 UTC
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Description of problem:
In Fedora Core 4 the headers and Makefiles have been split out of the main "kernel "package into a separate "kernel-devel" package, which may not necessarily be installed.  dkms cannot rebuild modules upon reboot into a new kernel without those headers, so dkms should have "Require: kernel-devel" in it's spec file to enable correct functioning.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove kernel-devel package if installed on FC4 system (yum remove kernel-devel).
2. Install dkms.
3. Add a new package which uses dkms such as kernel_ppp_mppe.
4. Reboot.

Actual Results:  dkms cannot build the kernel module on the fly at reboot because it can't find /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/build directory

Expected Results:  When dkms was yum installed it should have also installed kernel-devel.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alex Lancaster 2005-07-02 09:30:15 UTC
The kernel_ppp_mppe package comes from:


Comment 2 Alex Lancaster 2005-07-02 09:35:07 UTC
In fact the page mentioned above, had to add a note to explicitly install
kernel-devel when it really should have been installed automatically upon dkms

"2005-07-02 Added requirement for kernel-devel package, thanks to Ted Rule, Paul
Howarth, and epsilon."

If kernel-smp is also installed then kernel-devel-smp should also be installed,
but I don't know how you would clue the spec file into that.

Comment 3 Alex Lancaster 2005-09-12 18:07:22 UTC
Just pinging to see whether this bug has been seen at all.  The latest dkms
(built Sep 05, 2005) has not addressed this issue.

Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2005-09-12 18:20:35 UTC
kernel-smp-devel actually provides:
kernel-devel = 2.6.13-1.1549_FC5smp

So, I think kernel-devel is enough of a Requires.

Fixed in 2.0.6-2

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