Bug 453906 - kernel RPM dependency with hwdata RPM
kernel RPM dependency with hwdata RPM
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2008-07-03 01:38 EDT by masanari iida
Modified: 2008-07-07 08:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-07-07 08:59:49 EDT
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Description masanari iida 2008-07-03 01:38:55 EDT
Description of problem:
RHEL 5.2 kernel RPM doesn't have dependency with hwdata-0.211-1 RPM.
My understanding is, starting from 5.2 kernel, 5.2 kernel can uses 
e1000e driver. But if I don't update hwdata, the older hwdata does
not include device information about e1000e.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update kernel 2.6.18-92 or later.
Actual results:
Install succesfully with older version of hwdata.

Expected results:
In order to support e1000e driver, 5.2 kernel and hwdata-0.211-1 
need to be updated at the same time.
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2008-07-07 08:59:49 EDT
hwdata in RHEL-5.2 doesn't contain any mappings between device id and module to
load. It just contains pci.ids which allows us to print out human readable
device information for each device (lspci, lsusb). You don't need to update
hwdata at all if you don't use p.e. lspci. The kernel works fine without an
updated hwdata package, nonetheless we update the device listings for each RHEL
update anyway.

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