Bug 427696 - kmod-em8300 doesn't seem to be built automatically for new kernels
kmod-em8300 doesn't seem to be built automatically for new kernels
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: em8300 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ville Skyttä
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-06 15:56 EST by Jón Fairbairn
Modified: 2008-01-06 16:59 EST (History)
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Description Jón Fairbairn 2008-01-06 15:56:06 EST
Description of problem:
yum offers a kernel update, but kmod-em8300 isn't available for that kernel

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

but yum offers

kernel.x86_64                         updates         
kernel-devel.x86_64                   updates         
kernel-doc.noarch                     updates         
kernel-headers.x86_64                 updates         

How reproducible:
fairly often, but this one has been lagging for quite a few days

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install kmod-em8300
2. wait
3. yum check-update
Actual results:
kmod-em8300 doesn't appear straight away.

Expected results:

kmod-em8300 matching the kernel should automatically be
built and appear in the repo as soon as a new kernel

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2008-01-06 16:57:15 EST
That's right, such an infrastructure does not exist.

It is also pretty much certain that it will not be implemented in Fedora either
because external kernel module packages are banned from F-9 onwards:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DavidWoodhouse/KmodProposal (accepted by FESCO)

I hope that the em8300 modules will be submitted for inclusion in vanilla
kernel.org kernels before too long - that way they'd soon be a part of the
actual kernel packages too, making this issue moot.  It is possible that they
will be included as a patch in the Fedora kernel packages slightly before that,
but cannot promise anything as it's not really my call.

For F-9+, if the em8300 modules aren't yet included in Fedora kernel packages,
they'll be available from Livna/RPMFusion, but it's likely that that way the
issue at hand would continue to exist.
Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2008-01-06 16:59:04 EST
By the way, kmod-em8300 for the latest F-7 update kernel has been already built
last Thursday, it's just waiting for the repository managers to sign and push
them as updates.  Meanwhile, you can grab them at

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